Air strikes ‘have killed 6,000 ISIS fighters, including half of the top command’

Air strikes have killed more than 6,000 ISIS fighters including half of the top command, according to U.S. officials.

U.S. intelligence estimates that ISIS – also known as Islamic State – has a total force of between 9,000 and 18,000 fighters.

Stuart Jones, U.S Ambassador to Iraq, said yesterday that more than 6,000 ISIS extremists had been killed in Syria and Iraq since air strikes began.

 

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  • More bombs please.

    • Frau Katze

      Faster please!

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    So we whacked between 1/2 and 1/3 of ISIS’s total manpower just through air strikes alone?
    I know the USAF is all kinds of awesome (and thank you too RCAF), but I don’t believe it.
    That would have to be the most lethal air campaign in the history of warfare.

    • I am more than a little skeptical. I remember a small avalanche of news alerts I started to receive on the Afghan war, every engagement was headlined or contained, roughly, the phrase “Taliban Commander Killed”.

      The Taliban must have had the world’s unluckiest commanders. But lots of em.

      • mauser 98

        who can forget ” number 2 Al Queda killed today”
        must have been 15 of them

      • Freedom

        Do you honestly think the Obama Adminstration would lie ? 🙂

    • AmicusC

      pretty sure Hiroshima and Nagasaki beg to differ.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Well, we are not using nukes this time (but I wish we were) and even at the Hiroshima and Nagasaki thermonuclear hoedown of 1945, we did didn’t kill half to a third of those cities.

        • mauser 98

          Smithsonian Air & Space Museum is incredible. a must see if you can get away.
          all the great museums of Washington are free entrance.all are great. especially dinosaurs.
          went to Ottawa a year later and felt i was robbed and sodomized by thug government.. wanted to scream

      • Ask the Chinese in Nanking first.

    • mauser 98

      ISIS stories always need salt

  • Ron MacDonald

    Now their recruiting posters can claim lot of opportunity for advancement.

    • Promotions guaranteed.

      • Ron MacDonald

        or seventy-two virgins, which ever comes first.

  • FactsWillOut

    Numbers pulled from the nether regions of a spin-doctor.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I somehow think Obama is enhancing the truth.

  • Obama’s Islamic State strategy, body counts. Back to LBJ’s failed Vietnam policy. Victory can only be achieved by occupying the enemies space, destroy his belief in his system by killing large numbers, and humilitating him to the point of psychological failure.

  • Barrington Minge

    Here’s to the demise of the other half.

  • Veracious_one

    keep up the pressure…

  • Ron MacDonald

    Doesn’t say much for Obama’s theory that there were only fifteen thousand ISIS fighters, if that were true they’d be hiding in the hills by now.

  • DD_Austin

    So much Bullshit, ISIS would not even exist anymore if it was that small and 6,000 to 18,0000 isn’t going to overrun large areas of land and hold it. That’s the speartip

    Try 70,000 to 250,000 and that’s low, kill a fighter and a truck driver moves into
    his place, a grunt truck loader starts driving and a goat herd starts loading.

    This bombing is just our governments and the UN wasting money and
    doing nothing.

    “Coalition aircraft have been hitting a variety of military and
    economic targets, everything from tanks and trenches to enemy training
    camps and oil refineries.

    So far, Canada has hit construction equipment being used to dig
    defensive positions, an artillery piece, a roadside bomb-making
    warehouse and a line of defensive enemy positions.”

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/iraq-targets-limited-for-canadian-fighter-jets-1.2844006

    So how many million to take out a bobcat, one “artillery piece” ie
    they don’t say 155mmm and they don’t say homemade catapult
    I’d say closer to the catapult” and corrigated tin shack and a ditch

    US officals, BS offals is closer to the truth

  • Norman_In_New_York

    And of course, no civilians have been killed. Only the Israeli Air Force kills civilians.

    • The Goat

      Americans kill civilians too if a Republican is president.

      • FactsWillOut

        Every government kills civilians every day, especially the leftist ones.

  • FactsWillOut

    It takes several thousand to run one refinery.
    It’s like saying Canada is only 50 000 strong.

  • mauser 98

    …….say it ain’t so Joe!
    re ISIS body count
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters that he had not seen that number verified anywhere

    https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/01/22/when-is-a-body-count-not-a-body-count/?utm_content=bufferd06b3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

  • simus1

    Given the very rigid rules involved in dealing with the fresh remains of expired muslims in general and hero jihadis in particular, it would take very little recon effort to keep track of the rate their designated “holy resting places” were in need of expansion to keep up with attrition.