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NBC News: ISIS lost 40% of territory in Iraq, 20% in Syria

on Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:00 pm
ISIS has lost an estimated 40% of the territory it once held in Iraq and 20% in Syria, the U.S.-led coalition fighting the group said Tuesday, according to NBC News.

There was no immediate comment from ISIS on the estimates from the coalition, which is made up of countries including Britain, France and Jordan that have been bombing the extremists' positions, NBC News reported with reference to Reuters.

"We believe in Iraq it's about 40% ... And Syria, harder to get a good number, we think it's around 20," coalition spokesman U.S. Army Col. Steve Warren told a press briefing in Baghdad.

"Taking together Iraq and Syria .. they lost 30% of the territory they once held," he said.............

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