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Islamic State militant group: What is Daesh anyway?
Islamic State militant group: What is Daesh anyway?

It's an organization most everyone loathes — except, of course, for its fanatical supporters — but few seem quite sure what to call it. ISIL? ISIS? IS? Islamic State, the homicidal Al Qaeda breakaway faction that has declared a "caliphate" across vast swaths of Syria and neighboring Iraq, has sparked a U.S.-led air war and a vow from President Obama to "degrade and ultimately destroy" it. The group has seen several incarnations since its days as Al Qaeda in Iraq during the dystopia that followed the U.S. invasion there. That evolution accounts for its varying titles and acronyms through the years. Obama employs the snappy, no-nonsense ISIL...

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