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ISIS lost a fifth of its territory since January 2015

In this file photo, a flag of the Islamic State (ISIS) is seen on the other side of a bridge at the frontline of fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Islamist militants in Rashad, on the road between Kirkuk and Tikrit, on September 11, 2014. JM Lopez/AFP
In this file photo, a flag of the Islamic State (ISIS) is seen on the other side of a bridge at the frontline of fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Islamist militants in Rashad, on the road between Kirkuk and Tikrit, on September 11, 2014. JM Lopez/AFP
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.

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Blame game tests Syria’s fragile ceasefire

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A picture taken on February 27, 2016 in Akcakale in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, shows smoke rising from the neighboring Syrian city Tel Abyad during clashes between Islamic State (ISIS) and People’s Protection Units (YPG). Photo by AFP
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.

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