U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, U.S. Central Command commander, speaks to the press at the Pentagon on Aug. 08, 2018. (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Angelita M. Lawrence)

Votel: ‘Tens of Thousands’ of ISIS Fighters in Syria and Iraq

The top US commander in the war against ISIS aligned himself Sunday with the US intelligence community assessment that there are “tens of thousands” of ISIS fighters spread across Syria and Iraq.

“They are dispersed and disaggregated, but there is leadership, there are fighters there, there are facilitators there,” Gen. Joseph Votel told reporters traveling with him to the Middle East for his farewell tour.

Votel’s comments underscore the testimony from Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats before Congress, an assessment President Donald Trump has publicly disagreed with.

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