Members of the Iraqi security forces patrol during clashes with fighters from Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater in Ibrahim bin Ali village, west of Baghdad, June 24, 2014. (REUTERS/Ahmed Saad)
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Sunni militants are "well positioned" to hold a broad swathe of territory captured in northern and western Iraq if the Baghdad government fails to produce a robust counter-offensive, a senior U.S. intelligence official said on Tuesday.The official said ISIS risked over-extending itself if it expanded too quickly.The official, however, disputed media reports suggesting ISIS's income had soared into the hundreds of millions of dollars, noting its takings in Mosul amounted to "millions" of dollars.
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