Damascus [Syria], Feb 18 (ANI): Over 1,000 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 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 "fighters" remaining in Syria and Iraq combined.
Thousands are involved in efforts to completely defeat 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 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)