BY: Adam Kredo
November 18, 2015 3:07 pm
CIA Director John Brennan has admitted that the Islamic State terror group has grown by around 4,400 percent during President Barack Obama’s tenure in office, according to remarks delivered in a speech.
The Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) was “decimated” and had around “700 or so adherents left” during former president George W. Bush’s term in office, according to Brennan.
The CIA has found that the Islamic State currently has anywhere from 20,000 to 31,500 fighters operating across the Middle East.
The Islamic State “was, you know, pretty much decimated when US forces were there in Iraq. It had maybe 700-or-so adherents left. And then it grew quite a bit in the last several years, when it split then from al Qaeda in Syria, and set up its own organization,” Brennan said.
American Enterprise Institute scholar Marc Thiessen…
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