Pentagon through its spokesman reported that Islamic State has continued to lose territories under their control in Iraq and in Syria.
Pentagon say Islamic State has lost nearly half of key territory that it once held in Iraq after it swept across the country in June 2014.
According U.S. Department of Defense, ISIS had lost some 40 percent of territory it once held and 10 percent of its territory in Syria.
As military offensives intensify, the number right now in Iraq is about 45 percent of the territory they once held has been recovered and 16 to 20 in Syria, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook revealed on Monday.
The radical Islamists Islamic State (IS/ISIS/ISIL) have suffered a number of defeats in Iraq, being hammered by Kurdish forces north of Mosul and Iraqi forces south of Iraq’s second city, while Iraqi coalition forces defeated the group in the western city of Anbar in December 2015.
U.S.-led coalition’s air strike campaign, launched in August 2014, continues to degrade the militant’s plans to capture further territory in Iraq resulting to defeats in the territory it had held.
Despite these losses, the Islamic State terrorist group is fighting to capture the caliphate’s crown jewels, the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa, and Mosul, as well as other cities such as Fallujah.