The terrorist group Islamic state (IG) has lost 95% of its cross-border “Caliphate,” which it announced three years ago in Iraq and Syria. This was stated by Ambassador of Washington in the international coalition fight against ISIS Brett Mcgurk, reports AFP.

“In 2014, when it created our coalition, ISIS has lost 95 percent of the territories it once controlled in Iraq and Syria,” he said.

In 2014, ISIS declared a so-called cross-border “Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in the territory, which size can be compared with the territory of great Britain. This idea was brought thousands of radical Islamists.

It is noted that in recent months, the US-led coalition and troops of the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, supported by Russia, has conducted a number of offensives, in which the IG lost part of occupied territory.

“More than 7.5 million people have now been liberated from ISIS,” stressed Mcgurk, adding that the moment the financing of the Islamists is at its lowest level than ever before.

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The militants lost 95% of its cross-border “Caliphate” – USA 17.11.2017

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