Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/04/2015 - 08:59

Could claims of killing ten thousand ISIS militants have been exaggerated? Some are questioning this and the following series of reports could provide a clearer picture on the group and its blurry background.

Is U.S. Claim of 10,000 ISIS Dead Believable?

Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq | Seumas Milne

Is this 80-year-old Chinese man ISIS' oldest jihadi? via @MailOnline

U.S. official: 10,000-plus ISIS fighters killed in 9-month campaign

US officials warn no way to monitor ISIS' online encrypted messages |

Using Violence and Persuasion, ISIS Makes Political Gains