A senior Iraqi military commander says about 2,500 ISIS militants have been killed during a month-long offensive to recapture the city of Fallujah.
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The counterterrorism forces' chief in the operation, Lt. General Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, told the local al-Sumaria TV late on Monday that the number of ISIS fighters inside Fallujah ranged between 3,500 to 4,000 when the offensive began in late May.
Iraqi troops have not disclosed their losses in Fallujah though ISIS claims to have killed dozens.
Al-Saadi offered no specifics to back up the figure of 2,500 killed ISIS fighters. He claimed about 15 percent of them were foreign fighters.
He cited Iraqi police reports as saying 1,086 ISIS-linked suspects have been arrested. He didn't say how many ISIS militants remain in Fallujah.