US spending £5m a day fighting Isil, Pentagon breakdown reveals – totalling £1.7bn so far

The US has spent more than $2.7 billion (£1.7 billion) on the war against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants in Iraq and Syria since bombings began last August, and the average daily cost is now more than $9 million, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

Releasing a detailed breakdown of the costs for the first time, the defence department showed that the air force has borne two-thirds of the total spending, or more than $1.8 billion. The daily combat, reconnaissance and other flights eat up more than $5 million a day.

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  • Zaba

    The US has spent more than $2.7 billion (£1.7 billion) on the war against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants……

    The Telegraph has included Israel as well…..

  • Frau Katze

    It adds up fast.