IS lost 25 to 30 percent of Iraq territory: Pentagon

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The Islamic State group has lost control of “25 to 30” percent of the territory it holds in Iraq after coalition air strikes and an Iraqi offensive, the Pentagon said Monday.

The radical group took control of large swathes of the north and western parts of the country months ago after an offensive and the collapse of Iraqi military units.

Following months of an air campaign by a US-led coalition and a rallying of Iraqi forces, the Islamic State (IS) grip on parts of the country is fading, the Pentagon claims…

But it seems to be gaining ground in Syria: Yarmouk, for example.