U.S. general warns about resilience of Islamic State

March 11, 2016 02:19


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WASHINGTON - The US-led fight against the Islamic State militant group was "not quite yet at an inflection point" because of the militant groups resilience and ability to adapt to losses, Vice Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff General Paul Selva said on Thursday.

"I think the attributes we have to remember about ISIL are they are an incredibly flexible opponent. They are highly decentralized and incredibly resilient," said Selva, using an acronym for Islamic State. He was speaking a conference hosted by Credit Suisse and McAleese & Associates in Washington.

Selva's comments come after the Pentagon recently announced a number of successes against Islamic State leadership.

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