IS 'loses more than a quarter of its territory' in Syria and Iraq

IS 'loses more than a quarter of its territory' in Syria and Iraq
 

So-called Islamic State (IS) has lost more than a quarter of the territory it once controlled, new data shows.
Security and defence analysts IHS say the group's control has shrunk by 28% since its height in January 2015.
In the first nine months of this year, IS' territory fell from 78,000 sq km (30,115 sq miles) to 65,500 sq km - an area equivalent to the size of Sri Lanka - IHS analysts said.
However, IS losses have slowed in the three months to October.
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9 October 2016 in World News, Views: 44
Source: BBC
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