Anti-ISIS fight to take at least three years: U.S. general

Terry said Kurdish forces backed up by U.S.-led warplanes had recaptured a large area in Iraq near the Syrian border in an offensive this week against ISIS militants. (AFP)

The general in command of U.S. forces involved in the fight against militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) said on Thursday he thought it would take a minimum of three years to achieve a turning point against the group.

Asked at a Pentagon briefing about progress on the ground, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. James Terry said that the first U.S. air strikes had taken place only four months ago and counseled patience, estimating it would “at least take a minimum of three years.”
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