Despite heavy US airstrikes, IS threat persists

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2015 file photo, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, Jr. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. In measuring progress in the American-led air war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, numbers tell one story, but results tell another. Fighter jets, bombers, attack planes and drones are dropping an average of 2,228 bombs per month on targets ranging from militant snipers and machine gun positions to oil facilities, weapon storage shacks, bulldozers and buildings. The attacks have killed upward of 20,000 Islamic State fighters. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In measuring progress in the American-led air war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, numbers tell one story but results tell another.

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