Warren: Fewer Daash fighters and their salaries in Iraq and Syria[/ltr]
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A spokesman for the coalition led by the United States against al Daash Monday said US estimates of the number of fighters in the ranks of the organization in Iraq and Syria fell as low salaries they show that they are now on the defensive.
Colonel Steve Warren said the Russian air strikes further complicate the task of defeating Daash "noting that it" targeted opposition fighters by 90 percent and not the organization. "
He said that signs such as increased conscription and recruitment of children and transform the elite fighters Daash to regular units indicate slowing the flow of foreign fighters to organize.
He told reporters in London: "We believe that Daash began to lose now, we see that they are on the defensive."
The estimated US intelligence number of fighters in the ranks of al Daash during the first 17 months of the start of coalition operations in September 2014 between 19 thousand and 31 thousand, but dropped to between 20 thousand and 25 thousand, a level Warren said that the organization will strive to maintain it.
"They were able to almost the same rate we killed them mobilize their fighters, and this is difficult to continue with it."
Warren explained that the average fighter in the organization Daash was paid about $ 400 a month while the foreign fighters who are getting "better" because they are more committed and extreme at between $ 600 and $ 800 per month.
He added that the organization recently announced reduction of ordinary fighters' salaries in half and reduce the salaries of foreign recruits, but not such a high percentage.