U.S. spends 8.3 million dollar every day in anti-IS war

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A US fighter jet bombing ISIS strongholds in northern Iraq. File photo

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Damascus, Syria – The U.S. Department of Defence (Pentagon) announced that the American airstrikes against militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria costs 8.3 million dollar everyday.

On Monday, the Pentagon said in updated figures that the average daily cost of the fight against IS militants has risen to $8.3 million, or a total of $580 million between August 8 and October 16.

The updated average reflects a clear increase in the intensity of the U.S.-led operations against the radical group in Iraq and Syria.

Last week, the Pentagon said that the average daily cost of the anti-IS war was $7.6 million, or a total of $424 million since August 8.

 

Reporting by: Jamil Salem

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