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Is, Isis, Isil what the abbreviations mean

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Is, Isis, Isil what the abbreviations mean

Is, Isis, Isil what the abbreviations mean.....
The Guardian
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The group was initially ‘al-Qaida in Iraq’.
It became ‘Islamic State in Iraq’ (Isi) and then ‘Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’, generally abbreviated to Isil, or Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Isis).
We favoured Isis rather than Isil because it was more widely used, particularly by British media, and hence clearer to people.
It might have been confusing to some readers, for example, to hear the BBC referring to ‘Isis’ and the Guardian and Observer referring to ‘Isil’.
The group then changed its name to Islamic State, at which point we adopted the style Islamic State (Isis)

http://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2014/sep/28/readers-editor-on-naming-of-isis