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The US said that the number of ISIL militants in Iraq and Syria has almost halved over the past year

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CIA Director John Brennan delivered a report on the size of the ISIL terrorist group. According to Brennan, only in Syria and Iraq the number of ISIL ranges from 18 to 22 thousands of terrorists. Brennan says this is “positive information,” since last year there were about 33-35 thousands of militants in ISIL (in Syria and Iraq). It is reported by the news agency TASS.

The US said that the number of ISIL militants in Iraq and Syria has almost halved over the past year


According to American intelligence, several thousand igilovtsev operate in other countries. In particular, we are talking about Libya (up to 8 thousands of ISIL militants), Nigeria (up to 7 thousands), Egypt, Yemen, Pakistan and Afghanistan — several hundred each.

Strange, but the director of the CIA paid attention to, for example, Turkey, where the militants of various terrorist groups, including the so-called “Islamic State”, move without special problems if they have serious problems in Iraq or Syria. He did not tell Brennan how many igilovtsevs had managed to settle in Europe at this point.

Against this background, the ISIL group continues to put up fierce resistance both in Iraq and in Syria. If several months ago, experts declared that “ISIS is broken,” now the opinion is different. Almost every day comes the information that the militants of the IG recaptured the settlement from either the government army of the SAR or the so-called free army of Syria.
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  1. A-Sim
    A-Sim 17 June 2016 13: 18
    +10
    He knows what he is talking about - he himself signs the payroll statements.
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    2. CORNET
      CORNET 17 June 2016 13: 21
      0
      We in Russia do not like to chat, we just act! It turns out like ... Now, if it were not for you "talkers"! soldier
    3. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 17 June 2016 14: 09
      +1
      According to Brennan, only in Syria and Iraq the number of ISIS is from 18 to 22 thousand terrorists. Brennan claims that this is "positive information", since last year in ISIS (in Syria and Iraq), there were about 33-35 thousand militants.

      Do they conduct a census of the "population" of terrorists every year? Is the provided data correct ?!
  2. Deniska999
    Deniska999 17 June 2016 13: 18
    0
    Well, that has decreased.
  3. vit
    vit 17 June 2016 13: 18
    +2
    The director of the CIA hardly knows the exact number of Isil militants! their exact number is known only in the accounting department of the CIA. payroll is not difficult to calculate.
  4. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 17 June 2016 13: 18
    +1
    It’s interesting how they calculated how many barmaley remained, probably there is a dossier for everyone.
    1. Reserve officer
      Reserve officer 17 June 2016 13: 26
      +2
      Quote: Alexander 3
      It’s interesting how they calculated how many barmaley remained, probably there is a dossier for everyone.


      There is. In Turkey. Where they rest and recover often go.
  5. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 17 June 2016 13: 19
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    "In the territory of Syria and Iraq, the number of ISIS is from 18 to 22 thousand terrorists. Brennan says that this is" positive information ", since last year there were about 33-35 thousand militants in ISIS (in Syria and Iraq)"

    But he didn’t say where did the rest go?
    1. Pinkie F.
      Pinkie F. 17 June 2016 13: 43
      +1
      Quote: Vladimirets
      But he didn’t say where did the rest go?
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 17 June 2016 13: 24
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    no, even in this "shrunken" state, DAISH retains combat capability and in many respects - initiative, which is more important in battle than numbers. The sluggish inability of the majority of the Syrian Army is becoming more and more clear. It's not just about training and weapons. There is no "fighting spirit". How can you "knock" an army unit out of a settlement? Which has armor, artillery and air support? Only if, after hearing the shots, she "lubricates the heels."
  7. Koresh
    Koresh 17 June 2016 13: 25
    0
    I think this figure needs to be multiplied by two or even more, because there are still "sleeping" IS agents in a number of other countries. What is the shooting in the homosexual club Orlando, he was not recruited, but shared their ideas. Here are the number of those who share their ideas and support them to be added to this list, and there will be many more.
    1. avva2012
      avva2012 17 June 2016 13: 30
      +1
      In general, in Orlando, it turns out that he could share the ideas of ISIS, but they don’t. There is information that the shooter was well known in this club.
      1. Koresh
        Koresh 17 June 2016 13: 37
        0
        Maybe just throwing it in the media to somehow denigrate that shooter, I also recently read the news that he came there but only before the attack, maybe he was just preparing. US intelligence agencies may have thus decided to relieve themselves of responsibility for having missed the IS bloodhound.
        1. avva2012
          avva2012 17 June 2016 14: 23
          +1
          Well, yes, he seems to have had a wife. Although not an indicator. He is an Afghan and could not get out and could get married. Although, why the wife is not her nationality? His father seems to be a big shot. If they marry, then for clan benefit. So it was in Central Asia. A man can walk up to the wedding, but then everything should be decorous. Here, everything is somehow wrong. If she is from Afghanistan and from a decent family, then what are the interviews and complaints that her husband beat her? Nonsense.
          1. Koresh
            Koresh 17 June 2016 14: 32
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            You can only assume that in these interviews she takes off her responsibility, maybe she knew about his plans? Maybe the imam preached to him that it was necessary to destroy these perverts? By the way there was news that one such was sent from the United States.
            1. avva2012
              avva2012 17 June 2016 14: 40
              0
              Option. The news went that she was now a suspect. But still, it's weird. A good girl from a good family should be invisible, like a shadow. Afghanistan, these are Tajiks, Pashtuns, some morals, in my opinion. Again, her nationality is unknown.
  8. Pinkie F.
    Pinkie F. 17 June 2016 13: 27
    +3
    Brennan says it is “positive information”

    positively ... Is this due to natural decline or shaved and sprawled?
  9. Peasant
    Peasant 17 June 2016 13: 28
    +1
    decreased it is good. That's just the merit of the mattress in this is not from the word at all. Rather, the opposite.
  10. bad
    bad 17 June 2016 13: 44
    +1
    The US said that the number of ISIL militants in Iraq and Syria has almost halved over the past year
    ..and who cut them like that? aren't you? laughing
  11. RUSIVAN
    RUSIVAN 17 June 2016 14: 23
    0
    The US said that the number of ISIL militants in Iraq and Syria has almost halved over the past year
    This is what it turns out, in the United States, the reduction of "staff" in half, and not our Air Force, they were reduced?!,)))
  12. Prisoner
    Prisoner 17 June 2016 14: 43
    0
    So what? Are they here with it? The USA stopped paying Ishilov’s sheep?
    1. Red_Hamer
      Red_Hamer 17 June 2016 15: 15
      +3
      So what? Are they here with it?
      This message is clear! They are Americans (exceptional) who came to Syria and "defeated terrorism!" While "the Russians bombed the wrong people, and not there!" They are for that now, they all climb there. And provocations will be arranged against us, in this vein. And soon they, at every corner, will scream about their alleged victory, the behavioral feature of hyenas, it has not gone anywhere since the victory over Nazi Germany. From the very beginning in Syria, everything went wrong, they see that their fosterlings will soon have alles! Therefore, they can change the tactics to the above. That's just, it will end for the hyenas, this again may not be at all as they expect. This is what infuriates them! So they make hysterical statements about (loss of patience)!
  13. Ros 56
    Ros 56 17 June 2016 15: 16
    +1
    Just do not attribute it to yourself as a merit, it’s just that you don’t have enough mind for it. You specialize in excavators and hospitals with schools.
    1. Red_Hamer
      Red_Hamer 17 June 2016 15: 21
      0
      It is to their credit that they will ascribe hyenas what to take from them.
  14. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 17 June 2016 16: 34
    0
    This is our merit (Armed Forces, VKS RF) !!! And your chaos everywhere, after you enter Afghanistan, drug trafficking has quadrupled!
  15. W1975
    W1975 17 June 2016 16: 55
    0
    They in the personnel department of the State Department know better how many basurmans. But in my opinion, they did not take into account the holiday season, someone went to the sea to relax, to poison the lice in the beard with salt water.
  16. sw6513
    sw6513 17 June 2016 20: 38
    0
    Half escaped a small part of this plague is killed, the wounded are treated by the Turks and even they go there when they want, they are brothers