ISIS war costing $11.7M per day

ISIS war costing $11.7M per day
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The total U.S. cost of the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is $7.2 billion as of April 15, according to a new Pentagon estimate.

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That amount accounts for 617 days of military operations since the U.S. began its air campaign in Iraq on Aug. 8, 2014.  

The average daily cost is $11.7 million — up from $9.1 million about a year ago. 

The Pentagon has posted the ISIS cost updates on its website

On Wednesday, the House passed an amendment to a defense bill that would require the Defense secretary to post the cost of operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria to each U.S. taxpayer. 

The bill will be conferenced with the Senate's bill before heading to the president's desk.