He had been the chief propagandist for the ultra-hardline jihadist group
But the figures were below even the most conservative estimates by non-governmental organizations that spent years tallying U.S....
Plummeting oil prices has helped its defense budget stretch further by reducing the costs of fueling aircraft and ships
Pilots are well-trained and "have never hit ... so-called sensitive places: schools, hospitals, mosques."
Large number of IS fighters were reportedly moved from Syria to Iraq