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Number of foreign fighters flowing to join ISIS declines by 90%, says Pentagon

Archival photo.
Archival photo.


(IraqiNews.com) The number of foreign fighters flowing to join the so-called ISIS in Iraq and Syria has dropped from roughly 2,000 a month down to 200, according to a report by the Pentagon, which indicates that the current numbers are further proof of the ISIS’s declining stature.

Maj Gen. Peter Gersten, a senior U.S. army officer within the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS, said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The declining number of fighters is a direct result of [air] strikes that have targeted the terror group’s infrastructure.”

Noteworthy the number of foreign fighters among the ISIS was estimated by U.S. intelligence reports to be more than 30,000 foreign fighters from roughly 100 different countries around the world.


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