What Does 'Daesh' Mean, And Why Is It Replacing 'ISIS'?
Few in Western media refer to ISIS as "Daesh," though more and more U.S. officials are using the term for the militant group. Here's what it means.By Cliff Judy | November 17, 2015
ISIS — Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. ISIL — Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. IS — Islamic State.
All of these acronyms refer to the same group.
Various outlets use the acronyms.