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ISIL lost 5,000 square miles of territory largely in Northern Syria, Iraq

ISIL lost 5,000 square miles of territory largely in Northern Syria, Iraq

After achieving explosive territorial gains across Syria and Iraq following its declaration of a new caliphate in 2014, the Islamic State has suffered a net loss this year of 14 percent of what it had conquered, according to a global analysis released Monday.Pressure from Syrian Kurdish forces and the Iraqi military, both supported by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes…

Source: ISIL lost 5,000 square miles of territory largely in Northern Syria, Iraq