The Sabre Magazine Fall Issue Volume 1 - Page 23

INTERESTING ISIS REPORTER: Osvaldo Rodriguez 10 THINGS YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT ISIS 1. 2. 3. 4. ISIS may also be called ISIL. You may have heard the two names being used interchangeably, especially by members of the government. ISIS stands for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. While ISIL stands for Islamic State in Iraq and Levant. Levant is the translation of the Arabic word al-sham, which is described as the lands surrounding Syria (Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, and Israel). The U.S government says they prefer the use of the name ISIL, as it is more accurate and precise. Where exactly is Iraq and Syria on a map? Let’s be honest, most of us wouldn’t be able to point out where Iraq and Syria are on a map without the aid of labels. This map is zoomed into the northeastern side of Africa, and the region of Asia known as the Middle East. ISIS is part of the Sunni branch. Sunni and Shia are two sects of the Islamic