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50% of ISIL-Controlled Territory in Iraq Liberated

17 March 2016 14:47


US military spokesperson in Iraq announced the liberation of about 50% of the territory controlled by the ISIL terrorist group in the country, emphasizing that the ISIL has not made any progress since last May.

The Pentagon spokesperson, Steve Warren said during a press conference that “24,000 square kilometers of the Iraqi land were liberated in Tikrit, Baiji, Ramadi, Heet and some other cities,” Iraqi News reported.

He noted that, “The liberated territories represent nearly 50% of the areas that were controlled by ISIL.”

Warren added, “ISIL did not achieve any victory or progress since last May.”

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