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."
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How to use Daesh in a sentence
Even then, though, things remain at a fever pitch—highlighted by one mission that concludes with Mahmud and Shejk being pursued on a remote road by a truck full of Daesh fighters who honk menacingly at them before opening fire.The Real-Life Superheroes Rescuing ISIS Sex Slaves | Nick Schager | July 30, 2021 | The Daily Beast
I had expected a bigger crowd and asked him if it was because of Daesh (the Arabic name of ISIS).Beirut Letter: In Lebanon, Fighting ISIS With Culture and Satire | Kim Ghattas | September 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST