Billions and counting: mounting cost of US war on IS militants

US Air Forces Central Command photo released by the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) shows a US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle flying over northern Iraq early in the morning of September 23, 2014 after conducting airstrikes in SyriaWashington (AFP) – The widening US air war against Islamic State jihadists in Syria and Iraq will cost more than the 2011 Libya conflict and the price could rise to a billion dollars a month, experts said Thursday.

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