Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Islamic State Continues To Lose territory In Syria And Iraq

BBC: IS 'loses more than a quarter of its territory' in Syria and Iraq

So-called Islamic State (IS) has lost more than a quarter of the territory it once controlled, new data shows.

Security and defence analysts IHS say the group's control has shrunk by 28% since its height in January 2015.

In the first nine months of this year, IS' territory fell from 78,000 sq km (30,115 sq miles) to 65,500 sq km - an area equivalent to the size of Sri Lanka - IHS analysts said.

However, IS losses have slowed in the three months to October.

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WNU Editor: They still are holding a huge swath of land .... and this war is taking far longer than what many had predicted.

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