A top US general said Wednesday that about 45,000 terrorists have been killed in Iraq and Syria since the US-led coalition started to strike ISIL two years ago

“We estimate that over the past 11 months, we’ve killed about 25,000 enemy fighters. When you add that to the 20,000 estimated killed (previously), that’s 45,000 enemy (fighters) taken off the battlefield,” said Lieutenant General Sean MacFarland, who commands the US-led coalition campaign against ISIL.Lieutenant General Sean MacFarland

MacFarland said estimates for the overall remaining strength of ISIL vary from about 15,000 to 30,000 but said the terrorists are having increasing difficulties replenishing their ranks.

“The number of fighters on the front line has diminished. They’ve diminished not only in quantity but also in quality — we don’t see them operating nearly as effectively as they have in the past, which makes them even easier targets for us,” MacFarland told Pentagon reporters from Baghdad via a videocall.

“As a result their attrition has accelerated here of late,” he added.

Officials also estimate ISIL has lost 25,000 square kilometers (9,650 square miles) of the territory it once held in Iraq and Syria, or about 50 percent and 20 percent respectively in each country.

MacFarland was upbeat about the eventual recapture of Mosul in Iraq and Raqa in Syria, saying it would herald the “beginning of the end” of the campaign against ISIL.

 

AFP

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زخاري رويال
زخاري رويال
2016-08-11 14:31

No thanks to the US.. It was all Russia and SAA

Byrd Ardoin
Byrd Ardoin
2016-08-11 12:13

and created how many…

blaupfeil
blaupfeil
2016-08-11 12:37

4.500? It’s a joke.

jens holm
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jens holm
2016-08-11 12:13

Then everybody can be proud.

jens holm
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jens holm
2016-08-11 12:13

Then everybody can be proud.

Horomona Kingi
Horomona Kingi
2016-08-11 12:22

is that how many the Americans killed or was it the coalition

Leo Abruzzo
Leo Abruzzo
2016-08-11 12:32

meanwhile Russians have chopped up more than 5.000 goat bangers in less than a year.

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Jens Holm
2016-08-11 14:34
Reply to  Leo Abruzzo

Leo Abruzzo is an expert not welcome in Orlando anymore.

WowWow
WowWow
2016-08-11 12:27

45,000, not 4,500

Sayed Najjar
Sayed Najjar
2016-08-11 12:18

450000 not 4,500

Mazdak Bamdad
Mazdak Bamdad
2016-08-11 13:23

With such rate they need 20 years to kill them all!

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Jens Holm
2016-08-11 14:36
Reply to  Mazdak Bamdad

Dont forget some of them might be very fertile too.

Storm Bringer
Storm Bringer
2016-08-11 13:15

@petejohn10 45000 = correct the number

ביירון חן
ביירון חן
2016-08-11 15:13

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haider
haider
2016-08-12 13:39

ouch, i can feel yur pain that u have expressed in yur comment, feel sorry for israel

संकेत परुळेकर
संकेत परुळेकर
2016-08-11 15:47

or just in 8 months after Russians started bombing ISIS

Jozef Majtán
Jozef Majtán
2016-08-11 15:07

Around 1000 islamists has ben killed in past few weeks near Aleppo 😀

SantaKlaus
SantaKlaus
2016-08-11 15:33

does this tweet have “a dot’ typo, I saw somewhere 45k or that tweet had a Zero too much…anyway AMN doing valuable Work.

Sahanawaj Molla
Sahanawaj Molla
2016-08-11 16:38

Only 4500 militant in 2 year ????????????????????????

Peter
Peter
2016-08-11 17:35

45,000, they claim, but the real numbers are probably much lower 🙂

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Andrew
2016-08-11 18:52

Thanks to Russia for killing the US terrorists that call themselves isis.

Yonatan
Yonatan
2016-08-11 19:43

The Roooskies and allies have probably killed 1000 of so in the last week.

The US is probably counting civilians killed in hospital attacks and the like as Viet Cong, sorry ISIS.

Neo Phoenix
Neo Phoenix
2016-08-11 19:13

The Heartiest Joke Of The Century… 😀 😀 😀

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Andy
2016-08-13 05:32

In fact, Did u kill your own terrorist or poor syrian army’s by label of terroriests?