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ISIL loses 45% of territory in Iraq, 20% in Syria

ISIL loses 45% of territory in Iraq, 20% in Syria

The Islamic State has lost 45% of the territory it once held in Iraq and 20% of areas it controlled in Syria, according to new estimates by a U.S.-led coalition combating the extremist group.Those slow but steady battlefield losses in Iraq are prompting the Islamic State to strike back against civilians with terrorist bombings, the latest killing dozens in Baghdad on Tuesday.

Source: ISIL loses 45% of territory in Iraq, 20% in Syria