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The Massive Cost Of Fighting ISIS

06/29/2015 01:21 pm ET | Updated Jun 29, 2015
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It's been a year since ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a newly-found Caliphate and named himself Caliph from the Iraqi city of Mosul. Since then, the U.S. has spent at least $2.4 billion to beat back ISIS while the group grows its coffers, territory and military prowess. That comes out to about $9 million a day for a total price tag is bigger than the entire World Bank estimate of Afghanistan's 2013 GDP.

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