BAGHDAD / The commander of the international coalition operation against Daesh terrorist in Iraq and Syria Gen. Stephen Townsend said, "terrorists of Daesh who are still exist in Mosul, besieged by the Iraqi forces, between 3 to 5 thousands."
Townsend said in a press statement at an Iraqi military airports with US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter "at the beginning of the campaign, the number of militants that had been counted there was 3.5 thousand and six thousand. "explained "we killed or seriously injured more than two thousand.".
The liberalization of Mosul operation was launched in 17 of October with the participation of military and security forces with the support of the international coalition led by the United States. / End
Source: National Iraqi News Agency