US Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend talks with an Iraqi officer during a tour north of Baghdad, Iraq. General Townsend estimated a reduction in the number of Islamic State fighters still in Syria and Iraq. Photo: AP US Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend talks with an Iraqi officer during a tour north of Baghdad, Iraq. General Townsend estimated a reduction in the number of Islamic State fighters still in Syria and Iraq. Photo: AP
US Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend talks with an Iraqi officer during a tour north of Baghdad, Iraq. General Townsend estimated a reduction in the number of Islamic State fighters still in Syria and Iraq. Photo: AP

US estimates Islamic State fighters cut sharply in Iraq and Syria

Topic |   Islamic militancy
US Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend talks with an Iraqi officer during a tour north of Baghdad, Iraq. General Townsend estimated a reduction in the number of Islamic State fighters still in Syria and Iraq. Photo: AP US Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend talks with an Iraqi officer during a tour north of Baghdad, Iraq. General Townsend estimated a reduction in the number of Islamic State fighters still in Syria and Iraq. Photo: AP
US Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend talks with an Iraqi officer during a tour north of Baghdad, Iraq. General Townsend estimated a reduction in the number of Islamic State fighters still in Syria and Iraq. Photo: AP
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