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Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)/Al-Qaida in Iraq

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The group calls itself the Islamic State. It is also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/al-Sham (ISIS) or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). It is also called Da'esh, from an Arabic acronym of its name that the group considers pejorative.  Over the years, it also has been called, among other names: Al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI); Islamic State in Iraq (ISI); Jama'at Al-Tawhid Wa'al-Jihad; Monotheism and Holy Struggle; Tanzim Qa'idat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn...

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