IHS Jane’s says the jihadists control 73,440 square kilometers (28,360 square miles) of ground as of March 14, an area equivalent to around half the size of England
LONDON, United Kingdom (Mar. 18, 2016) — The Islamic State (ISIS) group has lost 22% of the territory it held at the start of 2015, military analysts IHS Jane’s said Wednesday, March 16, as US and Russian air strikes have helped the jihadists’ opponents advance.
Washington urges all sides to be patient, saying ‘setbacks are inevitable’
DAMASCUS, Syria (Feb. 29, 2016) — Key players in Syria’s war traded accusations Sunday, February 28, over violations of the first major ceasefire in the 5-year conflict, but the truce remained largely intact on its second day.