DAMASCUS, SYRIA – A map produced by IRT Global tracks the expansion and decline in territory held by the Islamic State terror group in Syria and Iraq since 2014.

The steady progress of the Iraqi Armed Forces along the Euphrates and Tigris rivers had diminished ISIS’s territorial control over Iraq to less than 13% after it had peaked at 40% when the extremist insurgents dominated most of Anbar and Mosul. The Iraqi National Army had managed to capture the majority of the oil-rich Anbar and Mosul making the expulsion of the terrorist group merely a matter of time.

On the other hand, progress against ISIS in Syria had been much more stagnant due to the civil war that is barring the government forces from concentrating against ISIS in the eastern part of country that is linked to the neighboring Iraq. Yet, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have managed to seize much of the Syrian-Turkish borders and the countryside of Raqqa causing the terror group to lose about a third of its lands in the war-torn nation.

With the Kurdish-led Raqqa offensive in full swing and the Syrian Army launching a multitude of offensives in eastern Aleppo and eastern Homs targeting ISIS, it is expected that the group’s waning control over both Syria and Iraq will continue its downhill trend. 2017 may very well be the year when ISIS is expelled from its main strongholds of Raqqa, Deir Ezzor, and Mosul.

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Daeshbags Sux
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Lots of shrinking is nice, although they unfortunately managed to retake some areas.
The goal should be to have a limited presence into… Supermax-like cells…

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Since they foster support for israel they are fake, like the state of israel. The land they have stolen isnt. Maybe that can change now that Syria is stable and Russia military bases will be expanding in the region. First the Golan Hieghts.

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Absolutely wrong on both historical and international law POV. “Maybe that can change now that Syria is stable” => Well, there are just around 60k Qaeda-affiliates to liquidate and around 20k daeshbags… Nearly nothin! “Russia military bases will be expanding in the region. First the Golan Hieghts” => Be they Russian, US or anything else, a foreign military base on your soil is nothing else than colonialism and proves your nation is made of pussies! Russia ain’t got the money to sustain many military bases as the US do, well, the US are likely to reduce their presence and even… Read more »

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thanks for all that fish – daeshbag, you are a man of reason, and i follow your arguement in wide parts – yet what about the infamous plan daleth, ethnic cleaning, 800k palastinians expelled from their land & robbed of their property – no compensation in sight.
israel should annex all of the now illegally occupied territory, thus granting civil rights to those deprived of them for more than half a century
israel could do so much for that troubled region, and the heart bleeds to see it blocked by idiots & racists

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You have a lot of facts but no reasoning behind them. Your diatribe can be summed up with this: Colonialism brings disaster. Israel is a colonialist policy invented over 70 years ago to take advantage of broken states like Jordan, Turkey, Beirut and Libya. Brittan’s oligarchs saw a chance to make some money and they took it with the broken state of Turkey. So what, the weaker should be controlled by the strong. Annex the weak and make it useful, right. No. Criminal regimes operate now because of that very idea and it seems only Russia is capable of preventing… Read more »

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If Palestinians wants their own fake history its probably because of the fake history their forced to listen too while occupied. Given how much they have been crucified as a race its probably the only reality they have even if it is bent.