Trump Pentagon names the enemy: It’s ISIS, not ISIL

Trump Pentagon names the enemy: It's ISIS, not ISIL

Trump Pentagon names the enemy: It’s ISIS, not ISIL WASHINGTON (CNN) – ISIL has been vanquished — at least as an acronym in the administration of President Donald Trump. The Pentagon has issued a directive that officials now use the more common term ISIS to refer to the terror group. ISIS stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. ISIL, which stands for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, was the preferred acronym of the Obama administration. Some senior State Department officials and military commanders in the field…

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