Patrick Skinner Quoted on on Rudaw: 90% Drop in Foreigners Joining ISIS in Iraq and Syria
May 3, 2016

90% Drop in Foreigners Joining ISIS in Iraq and Syria

Rudaw

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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—The number of foreigners joining the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria has dropped by 90% says the Pentagon.

Air Force Maj. Gen. Peter Gersten, deputy commander for operations and intelligence for the US-led campaign against ISIS, said on Tuesday that the drop in numbers is directly due to airstrikes…

The recent decrease is a stark contrast to a doubling of foreign fighters in Syria between 2014 and 2015, according to reports from think tank Soufan Group.

The Soufan Group agrees with the Pentagon’s recent estimate. Patrick Skinner, director of special projects at the Soufan Group, described the Pentagon’s numbers as “probably accurate” to the Washington Post…

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Download The Soufan Group’s updated report on Foreign Fighters here.

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