The elected Syrian government is "the regime" but those that lead marauding headchoppers with kalashnikovs are 'officials.
Spokesman? Defense Minister? CNN brands ISIS terrorists as ‘officials’
24 November, 2015
CNN has come out with a new definition of Islamic State leaders.
Kalashnikov-wielding militants who cut off captives' heads, trade slaves and whose hate speeches promise jihad against the whole world are now called “officials”, according to the network.