30,000 ISIS fighters left in Iraq, Syria: UN report

(VOVWORLD) - Between 20,000 and 30,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Iraq and Syria, despite the jihadist group’s defeat and a halt in the flow of foreigners joining its ranks, according to a UN report released Monday.

The report said ISIS is still able to mount attacks inside Syrian territory, though it was driven out of Mosul and Raqqa last year. A large amount of foreigners have left ISIS-controlled areas, and significant numbers have made their way to Afghanistan. ISIS commands approximately 500 members in Yemen, compared to 6,000 Al-Qaeda militants.

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