28 Feb '17, 7pm

ISIS militants being killed at level they cannot sustain, says British general

LONDON (REUTERS) - The US-led coalition effort against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is killing the group's fighters more quickly than it can replace them, a senior British general said on Tuesday (Feb 28), with more than 45,000 killed by coalition air strikes up to August last year. On Tuesday, US-backed Iraqi forces continued their offensive in Mosul, where several thousand ISIS militants, including many who travelled from Western countries to join up, are believed to be based. "We are killing Daesh at a rate that they simply can't sustain," said Major-General Rupert Jones, deputy commander for the Combined Joint Task Force coalition, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS. "The enemy cannot sustain the attrition that they are suffering and therefore they lose terrain, they lose battles." The top American commander in Iraq said earlier this month he believed US-backed...

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