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ISIS terrorists flee Syria to Iraq

ANI | Updated: Feb 18, 2019 11:50 IST

Damascus [Syria], Feb 18 (ANI): Over 1,000 ISIS">ISIS terrorists have fled Syria to western Iraq over the last six months with around USD 200 million in tow, according to a US military official, reported CNN. 
The fleeing continues as the United States has upped the ante against the terrorist organisation in its fight to completely defeat ISIS">ISIS in run-up to the US pullout from the region.
Quoting the US military official, CNN further reported that there are around 20,000 to 30,000 ISIS">ISIS "fighters" remaining in Syria and Iraq combined.
Thousands are involved in efforts to completely defeat ISIS">ISIS, including obliterating networks which fund the organisation and nabbing people who provide the terrorist outfit with safe havens.
US President Donald Trump had earlier cited the defeat of ISIS">ISIS as one of the reasons behind the impending exit of US troops from Syria - a claim which was dismissed by US Congressmen and media alike. Following this, efforts have been accelerated to wholly quash the terrorist organisation. (ANI)