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Official: 50,000 Islamic State Fighters Killed in Syria, Iraq

The U.S.-led coalition has killed an estimated 50,000 Islamic State fighters since President Barack Obama first ordered military action against the group in August 2014, according to a senior military official. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told reporters the number was considered a "conservative estimate." A second senior official told VOA the 50,000 were killed specifically in Syria and Iraq, and did not include the total number of IS fighters killed in...

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