"We will not go to exact figures because we are still doing an analysis," Milley said on ABC This Week Sunday. "There are still IS IS warriors in Syria, and if the group ceases pressure, there is a very real likelihood that IS will resurface."
But he mentioned that the organization would be difficult to recover from killing its leader Abu Bakr Baghdad. This will have "a very serious outrageous effect on the organization as a whole."
"Obviously replaced by another leader," he added the statement on the appointment of Baghdad's successor, who became unknown Ibrahim Hashimi Quraysh. "We need to have enough information about this person, and in the next few days, weeks and months we will see if he can blind the organization or not," he added.
Trump Announces Full Withdrawal First
US President Donald Trump said in early October after talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyiepm Erdogan that he would withdraw them all. This allowed Turkey to invade Syria against the Kurdish YPG militia, part of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighting against IS. with Jordan and others will protect the oil fields in northeastern Syria. There, the Americans are already doing business together with the SDF checks at the Turkish border.