Daesh is on the defensive and continues to sustain losses, say senior U.S. military officials.
“While initial reports may sometimes give the impression [that Daesh is on the offensive], we see no evidence that they’re able to do so,” said U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) spokesman Patrick Ryder.
Ryder also said Daesh terrorists are no longer seizing large areas of Iraqi territory.
Recent information from the Department of Defense shows Daesh losses in terms of logistics and materiel:
Global coalition forces have conducted more than 1,400 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria. Those airstrikes, part of Operation Inherent Resolve, have weakened the terror group’s ability “to amass forces [and] sustain and finance themselves to command and control their forces,” Ryder said.
The United States is a leading partner in the global coalition of 60 countries assembled against Daesh.