“At the beginning of the campaign, we estimated that somewhere from 3,5 thousands to 6 thousands (militants). According to our calculations, we killed or badly wounded more than 2 thousands. So, if you count, there are still 3-5 thousands of them, ”Townsend told reporters.
The general spoke with the press along with Pentagon chief Ashton Carter on Sunday at a military airfield in Iraq. This was Carter’s last visit to the country as US Secretary of Defense.
Recall, the operation to free Mosul began on October 17.