WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — "Iraqi Security Force casualties, we think total casualties to be in a ballpark of a thousand, of those killed…I think [is] substantially lower, probably in the vicinity of 100," Warren said.
Estimates of ISF casualties come as the Iraqi forces have made significant progress in reclaiming the capital of the Anbar province in recent months from the Islamic State (IS or Daesh in Arabic) and have also vowed to begin liberating nearby cities.
According to Iraqi intelligence, between 250 and 300 radical Islamist militants had taken a hold of central districts of Ramadi.
The Islamic State, also known as Daesh, is a terrorist group outlawed in Russia and in other countries. It has seized large areas in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate on territories under the rule of Sharia law.