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Claim: 'Fewer Than 1,000 ISIS Jihadists Left in Syria and Iraq'
PJ Media ^ | 12-28-2017 | Michael van der Galien

Posted on 12/27/2017 9:38:40 PM PST by Michael van der Galien

The international coalition against ISIS announced today that it believes there are fewer than 1,000 ISIS jihadists remaining in Syria and Iraq. That represents one-third of the coalition's estimate from just a few weeks ago.

"Due to the commitment of the Coalition and the demonstrated competence of our partners in Iraq and Syria, there are estimated to be less than 1,000 ISIS terrorists in our combined joint area of operations, most of whom are being hunted down in the desert regions in eastern Syria and Western Iraq," the U.S.-led coalition told Reuters.

Of course, it could very well be that many of those disappeared jihadists remain alive and free, having fled towards foreign countries. Such fighters continue to pose a major threat everywhere, including Europe and the United States.

However, the coalition says that everything is being done to minimize this risk: "We can tell you that we are working with our partners to kill or capture all remaining ISIS terrorists, to destroy their network and prevent their resurgence, and also to prevent them from escaping to bordering countries," the coalition said today.

Both Iraq and Syria have declared victory over ISIS in recent weeks. Although those declarations are technically premature -- you haven't truly beaten your enemy until he is completely destroyed -- the 1,000 or fewer remaining "Islamic State in Iraq and Syria" jihadists are running out of time to use that acronym.

(Excerpt) Read more at pjmedia.com ...


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KEYWORDS: iraq; isis; syria; terror

1 posted on 12/27/2017 9:38:40 PM PST by Michael van der Galien
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To: Michael van der Galien

Yet Trump is racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic . . . .

And mentally ill

Invoke the 25th NOW!

Signed,

Al BagDaddy


2 posted on 12/27/2017 9:43:21 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Another Islamic terrorist event, and no “outrage” from the “Muslim community”. Again)
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To: Michael van der Galien

ISIS did not publish the identities of its soldiers. Perhaps some Western or Russian intelligence agencies have acquired some data bases. However the necessary policy and political changes that would prevent these barbaric terrorists from finding refuge in the West will not be taken by Western leaders except Trump. Trump finds that his security efforts are being hindered by the Democrats, Obama appointed judges and leftist “progressive” groups. This battle is not over and people should not be complacent. Reactionary barbaric Muslim jihadist who abhor the West will not end with ISIS.


3 posted on 12/27/2017 9:46:58 PM PST by allendale (.)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Remember the enormous, well-equipped ISIS convoys with their dam_ flags, and dozens of identical vehicles?
I never want to see another ISIS convoy unless it’s an after-bombing picture.


4 posted on 12/27/2017 9:52:28 PM PST by GnuThere
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To: Michael van der Galien

Were it not for President Trump this would not have happened. And that is not to minimize the contribution of our allies.


5 posted on 12/27/2017 9:52:50 PM PST by luvbach1 (I hope Trump runs roughshod over the inevitable obstuctionists, Dems, progs, libs, or RINOs!)
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To: Michael van der Galien

They probably just all moved to Europe


6 posted on 12/27/2017 10:00:45 PM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: bigdaddy45

Yup. Back to their Swedish girlfriends.


7 posted on 12/27/2017 10:03:42 PM PST by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: luvbach1

Our allies? Face it. It was the Russians who told the ISIS supporting Turks and Saudis where to get off and did the heavy work against ISIS. Obama bombed a lot of holes in the desert and the American role in the anti ISIS battle will not be reviewed favorably by objective historians.


8 posted on 12/27/2017 10:13:07 PM PST by allendale (.)
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To: allendale
It was the Russians who...did the heavy work against ISIS.

Then rhey were our allies.

9 posted on 12/27/2017 10:31:22 PM PST by luvbach1 (I hope Trump runs roughshod over the inevitable obstuctionists, Dems, progs, libs, or RINOs!)
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To: Michael van der Galien
"That represents one-third of the coalition's estimate from just a few weeks ago."

Are we killing them? Or are we importing them as "refugees"?

10 posted on 12/27/2017 10:34:29 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant (I told you so)
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To: UnwashedPeasant; All

Or are we reinventing them as the next anti Assad “ Free Syrian Army” at a questionably legal US military base in Tanf Syria?

What actually happened to all those bearded women in burqas who were allowed to board buses out of Raqqa?

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/04/politics/syria-russia-us-assad-at-tanf/index.html
Maybe one time CNN is not quoting fake news


11 posted on 12/27/2017 10:44:58 PM PST by silverleaf (A man who kneels for the national anthem doesn't stand for much of anything)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Sometimes I think Obama inadvertently did us a favor. By letting these evil Barbarians gain land and victories in Iraq, he set up a bunch of them to die. They rushed in from all over the world only to be crushed by Trump. Someone should laugh in Zero’s face and thank him for setting up such a nice RAT trap!


12 posted on 12/27/2017 11:12:03 PM PST by Nateman (The louder the left screams , the better it is for America!)
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To: Michael van der Galien

That’s 1000 too many.


13 posted on 12/28/2017 12:43:51 AM PST by Post5203 (None dare call it treason...I do. Prepared to fight...prepared to die.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

One report on TV was 70K dead ISIS.


14 posted on 12/28/2017 2:25:42 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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