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Still, the CIA’s estimate that there are between 20,000 and 32,000 total ISIS fighters holds, U.S. intelligence officials say. That’s because, according to the officials, ISIS is able to “adequately replace” slain fighters through a combination of conscription and recruitment both inside and outside of Syria and Iraq.
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Yesterday the head of the CIA, John Brennan, said the surveillance programmes were “important to American lives”. But Aclu has documented how there is not even a single case in which the intelligence services have demonstrated that mass surveillance has stopped a terrorist attack.