Under pressure from unrelenting airstrikes and increasingly capable forces on the ground, the Islamic State terror group is having trouble mustering a fighting force capable of holding onto its self-declared caliphate.

New U.S. estimates put the number of IS “battle ready” fighters in Iraq and Syria at just 12,000 to 15,000, less than half of what the terror group was able to field at its height.

The latest intelligence puts the number of IS fighters “at the lowest point it’s ever been,” U.S. Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk told White House reporters Tuesday, adding the terror group “is unable to replenish its ranks.”

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