Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Islamic State Having Trouble Recruiting Foreign Fighters

A flag belonging to the Islamic State fighters is seen on a motorbike after forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad recaptured the historic city of Palmyra, in Homs Governorate in this handout picture provided by SANA on March 27, 2016. REUTERS/SANA/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

Reuters: Fewer foreign fighters joining Islamic State: Pentagon

The number of foreign fighters joining the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria has decreased sharply in the past year to about 200 a month, a U.S. military official said on Tuesday.

That is a drastic decline from about a year ago when between 1,500 and 2,000 foreign fighters were joining the group in Iraq and Syria each month, said Air Force Major General Peter Gersten, deputy commander for operations and intelligence for the U.S.-led coalition, during a news briefing.

Earlier this month, the State Department said the number of Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria was lower than at any time in the past two years.

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More News On The Islamic State Having Trouble Recruiting Foreign Fighters

Number of foreign fighters entering Iraq and Syria drops by 90 percent, Pentagon says -- Washington Post
ISIS internal docs show struggle to retain fighters, cut costs -- CNN
Islamic State: Up to $800m of funds 'destroyed by strikes' -- BBC
ISIS foreign recruitment plummets as airstrikes destroy its cash supplies -- FOX News
Flow of Fighters to Iraq, Syria to Join Islamic State Has Slowed, U.S. Says -- WSJ
Fewer foreign fighters joining ISIS, commander says -- The Hill
Iraqis deliver string of blows to ISIS, but the fight is far from over -- CBS
Why ISIS flow of new recruits has slowed to a trickle -- Andrew Tilghman, Military Times

3 comments:

Caecus said...

Pentagon Bob.

Anonymous said...

Awwhhhhh poor daesh ;) booohhhooo ...that was a quick end
Ah well. ..will be fun when they drag the head of daesh through the streets and let dogs eat his face

Aizino Smith said...

Why disrespect dogs that way?