US Estimates Lowest Number of Islamic State Fighters

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BELGRADE – The United States has assessed the current number of Daesh terrorist fighters between 19 and 25, 000 which is the lowest number they have seen, US Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter Daesh Brett McGurk said in a briefing on Friday.

“We assessed back in the summer 2014, they had as many as about 31,000 fighters in their ranks. It’s now down. It’s at the lowest historic point we’ve seen, we estimate, it’s hard to get exact number, but between 19 and 25,000, and it’s continuing to shrink quite rapidly,” McGurk stated.

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