Islamic State lost 95% of the territory in Iraq and Syria: the State Department

The terrorist group Islamic state lost 95% of its territory in Iraq and Syria, said the US President’s Special Envoy for Combating IS Brett McGurk.

“(McGerk – Ed.) Noted that since the moment our coalition was formed in 2014, the IS lost 95% of the territory that it controlled once in Iraq and Syria, more than 7.5 million people were exempted from power IS 2.6 million Iraqis returned home and the IS did not regain control over the single meter of the territory it lost,” the State Department said in a statement on the meeting of a small group of coalition member countries led by the United States.

The meeting was held on Wednesday in Jordan.

The US-led coalition includes more than 70 countries. It operates against IS in Iraq with the permission of local authorities, and in Syria conducts operations without permission from the authorities of the RAA.

The coalition differentiates the areas of activity and uses mechanisms to avoid conflicts with the Russian military aviation system, which strike terrorists in Syria.