‘More good news’: CIA estimate of size of ISIS has at least doubled


The estimated number of terrorists fighting on the side of ISIS has been revised upward. Way upward:

BBC just reported that the CIA now says there are 30,000–not 15,000 #IS fighters, as earlier est'd. #credibilitygap

— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) September 12, 2014

More good news. –> ISIS Now Has Up To 31,000 Fighters — More Than Many Nations’ Armies http://t.co/X2hzN93SiO via @JimDalrympleII @buzzfeed

— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) September 12, 2014

CIA says ISIS has 3x as many fighters as previously estimated. @McCaulPressShop coming up on @AmericaNewsroom pic.twitter.com/mVBlgbi4ly

— FoxNewsInsider (@FoxNewsInsider) September 12, 2014

ISIS recruitment is skyrocketing according to reports, but rest easy, because it’s not a war, according to John Kerry.

Good thing we're not at war… RT @CBSNews: The CIA has doubled its assessment of how many fighters ISIS can muster. http://t.co/vber7sNQL5

— Matthew (@Matthops82) September 12, 2014

@IngrahamAngle no war though

— Tim Boyle (@timLanswers) September 12, 2014

On the low end the number of ISIS members is estimated to be around 20,000:

The CIA has doubled its estimate of the size of #ISIS, from 10,000 fighters to at least 20,000 http://t.co/69akbbLBWW

— The Hill (@thehill) September 12, 2014

Possible reason some weren’t counted?

@IngrahamAngle They forgot to count the ones near the long Saudi Arabian/Syrian border.

— Ron McKinney (@macsmarts) September 12, 2014




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