July 28, 2017
ISIS may be under pressure in Syria and Iraq, but that may mean greater threats outside the immediate combat zone, which has fueled worries by Western officials.
As a result, the United States has compiled a list that it’s circulating to other countries of 19,000 ISIS foreign fighters presumed to be on the loose.
Meanwhile, Interpol also has a list of 173 potential ISIS suicide bombers that may be targeting Europe.
Last week, the head of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Gen. Tony Thomas, spoke to the Aspen Security Forum, where he estimated that 60,000-70,000 ISIS fighters had been killed.
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) July 24, 2017
Ongoing campaigns targeting ISIS in Mosul and Raqqa have made considerable gains, but they have pushed many ISIS fighters out of those areas, with many returning to their home countries. In many cases, these countries don’t even know they’ve returned from the fields of jihad.
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