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10,000 ISIS Militants Have Been Killed in 9 Months: U.S.

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said there had been a great deal of progress in the fight against ISIS but that the group remained resilient.
/ Source: Reuters

PARIS — More than 10,000 ISIS fighters have been killed since the international coalition started its campaign against the militant group nine months ago in Iraq and Syria, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday.

Speaking after the coalition met in Paris, he said there had been a great deal of progress in the fight against ISIS but that the group remained resilient.

"We have seen a lot of losses within Daesh since the start of this campaign, more than 10,000," Blinken said on France Inter radio, using a mildly derogatory term for ISIS. "It will end up having an impact."