IS weakens in Iraq

(VOVworld) – The Islamic State in Iraq is “losing terrain every single day”, said US’s Baghdad-based Major General Gary Volesky, adding that the group is increasingly unable to recruit new members and mount major operations as it used to.
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Iraqi security forces prepare to attack Islamic State group positions in Baghdad. (Photo: AP)

Efforts are paying off for Iraqi security forces, who have recaptured vast territories seized by IS, including key cities. IS is now controlling 14% of Iraq’s territory.


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