Still a junior varsity operation Obama?
Extremist militant organization Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) now has a fighting force numbering between 20,000 and 31,500 people.
ISIS’s ranks were previously estimated at about 10,000 fighters, but a new Central Intelligence Agency assessment revealed that the group’s forces have surged in recent months, the Associated Press reported Thursday. New fighters have flocked to the group due to better recruitment after battle victories, as well as the declaration of a caliphate, CIA spokesman Ryan Trapani told the AP.
The CIA’s latest assessment was produced from a review of intelligence reports between May and August. Additional intelligence also contributed to the higher numbers.