Pentagon: Price tag for war on Islamic State is $2.7 billion

WASHINGTON – The US has spent more than $2.7 billion on the war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria since bombings began last August, and the average daily cost is now more than $9 million, the Pentagon said Thursday.

Releasing a detailed breakdown of the costs for the first time, the Defense Department showed that the Air Force has borne two-thirds of the total spending, or more than $1.8 billion. The daily combat, reconnaissance and other flights eat up more than $5 million a day.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4667715,00.html

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