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Daesh

or Da'esh, Da'ish, dahsh, dɑʃ, dah-eesh, dɑˈiʃ

noun
1.
a name used to refer to ISIS/ISIL, the radical Sunni Muslim organization: use of this name is said to delegitimize the group's claim to be an "Islamic state.".
Origin of Daesh
acronym of the group's full Arabic name, al-Dawla al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham, translated as "Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (or the Levant)"
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