8. The terror group ISIS is also known as ISIL or DAIISH.
ISIL stands for Islamic State in Levant, Levant being an archaic term referring to the area from Turkey to Egypt. Media and world leaders use the terms interchangeably. The French government recently announced they will be referring to the group as Daesh or DAIISH—an acronym of an Arabic word used to describe ISIS—primarily because ISIS particularly hates that name.