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After Mosul Losses, ISIS Now Controls Less Than Seven Percent of Iraq | Newsweek
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After Mosul Losses, ISIS Now Controls Less Than Seven Percent of Iraq | Newsweek

The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) now controls less than seven percent of Iraq, down from the 40 percent it held during 2014, an Iraqi military spokesman said Tuesday.

“Daesh controlled 40 percent of Iraqi land,” Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, spokesman of the Joint Operations Command that manages the campaign against ISIS, told reporters on Tuesday, AFP news agency reported.“As of March 31, they only held 6.8 percent of Iraqi territory.”

The jihadi group seized the northern city of Mosul as well as Tikrit, Fallujah and Ramadi in 2014. But a coalition of forces that included the Iraqi army, Shiite militiamen, Sunni tribesmen …

Source: After Mosul Losses, ISIS Now Controls Less Than Seven Percent of Iraq