IS conflict: Up to 30,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq - UN

IS conflict: Up to 30,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq - UN
 

Between 20,000 and 30,000 Islamic State (IS) militants remain in Syria and Iraq despite the group's recent losses, according to a United Nations report.
The report says that while many fighters, planners and commanders have been killed, some IS members continue to be fully engaged militarily.
Among them is "a significant component of the many thousands of active foreign terrorist fighters", the report adds.
A "reduced, covert version" of IS could survive in both countries, it warns.
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14 August 2018 in World News, Views: 37
Source: BBC
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