Washington (CNN)It’s not yet “mission accomplished,” but the Pentagon may be edging closer to its goal of stopping ISIS.
“We very much see ISIL largely in a defensive posture inside Iraq, that whatever momentum they had been enjoying has been halted, has been blunted. That has stayed steady over the last couple of weeks,” said Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby.
Briefing reporters on Tuesday, Kirby said the change is occurring mainly in Iraq for now.
“We know we have destroyed hundreds and hundreds of vehicles, artillery positions, checkpoints. We know that we have killed hundreds of their forces,” he said, though he could not say specifically how many had been killed. “We don’t have the ability to count every nose that we schwack.”
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could not say specifically how many had been killed. “We don’t have the ability to count every nose that we schwack.”