Coalition Says Fewer Than 3,000 IS Fighters Remain in Iraq and Syria

The United States-led international coalition fighting Islamic State estimates that fewer than 3,000 fighters belonging to the hardline Sunni militant group remain in Iraq and Syria, its spokesman said on Tuesday.

Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate has crumbled this year in Syria and Iraq, with the group losing the cities of Mosul, Raqqa and swaths of other territory.

“Current estimates are that there are less than 3,000 #Daesh fighters left — they still remain a threat, but we will continue to support our partner forces to defeat them,” U.S. Army Colonel Ryan Dillon...

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By: VOA - Tuesday, 5 December

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