Theodore's World: CIA: Muslim Group ISIS RANKS SWELL TO 31,500

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September 12, 2014

CIA: Muslim Group ISIS RANKS SWELL TO 31,500


A CIA assessment puts the number of ISIS fighters at possibly more than three times the previous estimates.

The terror group that calls itself the Islamic State "can muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria," a CIA spokesman told CNN on Thursday.

"This new total reflects an increase in members because of stronger recruitment since June following battlefield successes and the declaration of a caliphate, greater battlefield activity and additional intelligence," the spokesman said.

It's unclear how the ISIS ranks swelled, and whether the increased numbers include recruits from within Iraq.

More than 15,000 foreign fighters, including 2,000 Westerners, have gone to Syria, a CIA source told CNN on Thursday. The fighters come from more than 80 countries, the source said.

It's not immediately clear whether these were primarily ISIS fighters or were dispersed among a number of groups fighting the Syrian government.

Wild Thing's comment...............

We have a Muslim sympathizer as president who will not even correctly identify who our enemy is, much less come up with a strategy to defeat them.

Posted by Wild Thing at September 12, 2014 12:45 AM


And ISIL / ISIS uses AMERICAN weapons and is a heck of a JV team, eh?

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at September 12, 2014 07:26 AM