French government decides to use Arabic word 'Daesh' instead of IS

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French foreign minister says use of the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group is because 'this is a terrorist group and not a state'.

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The French government has come up with an answer to a point of persistent journalistic confusion – how exactly does one refer to the Islamic State organisation brutally carving out a self-declared 'caliphate' in Syria and northern Iraq? reports FRANCE 24.