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The FBI confirmed Tuesday that it will stop using the term “terrorist,” an increasingly controversial term among law enforcement in the wake of the Islamic State’s violent campaign that has killed more Americans than any terror group in the history of the world.

After the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, of 49 people by Omar Mateen on Sunday, the FBI removed the term from its official definition of terrorism. A government agency cannot label a mass shooting a terror attack unless they know that the suspected shooter is a member of the Islamic State or an affiliate of the group. A review of terrorism reports is still ongoing, the FBI spokesman said.

For weeks, terrorism has not been listed as the official crime classification because the FBI had not determined that Mateen’s attack was related to any known terrorist group.

But the FBI’s use of “terrorist” — and it is often used — has created problems for officials trying to identify suspects and track them.

In an attempt to avoid confusion about the type of person who committed the Orlando shooting, officials on Tuesday stopped using the term in all news reports.

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The FBI’s definition of whether the attack is a terrorist attack is different than what the Department of Homeland Security offers for a mass shooting to classify a suspect.

DHS calls the attack the result of a single individual’s personal commitment to kill or injure many people, but only if it is connected to a group and the group poses a threat of mass killing.

The FBI’s policy change was made in conjunction with an ongoing effort to combat terrorism, FBI Director James B. Comey said.

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According to a Homeland Security Department policy document, the FBI is required to change its terminology when a suspect takes the life of an American.

But the term “terrorist” has already created legal challenges because some law enforcement officials believe this new FBI term is an inaccurate description of the group they are trying to combat.

In 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit determined that the FBI’s description of Hamas operatives as terrorists