02/18/2015 12:02 am ET Updated Feb 18, 2015

Top 7 Myths About Daesh

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The self-styled ‘Islamic State’ Group (ISIS or ISIL), the Arabic acronym for which is Daesh, is increasingly haunting the nightmares of Western journalists and security analysts. I keep seeing some assertions about it that strike me as exaggerated or as just incorrect.

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