CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19/AP) - Acronyms that are used to refer to the Islamic State's extremist group is based on their translation of an archaic geographical term.
After recent news on an ISIL-inspired plot to attack and kill an employee of a U.S. military installation and then attack a local police station using firearms and Molotov cocktails broke, many were left to translate the origin of these ideals on their own.
The Associated Press refers to it as the Islamic State group - to distinguish it from an internationally recognized state - or IS for short, usually as an adjective before the words group, organization or extremists.
What is the difference between ISIS and ISIL? Here's a brief summary from the AP: