US-led coalition announces liberation of 50% of ISIS-controlled territory

Representational file photo.
Representational file photo.

( Baghdad – The international coalition announced  on Tuesday the liberation of about 50% of the territory controlled by the so-called ISIS in Iraq, while emphasized that ISIS did not made any progress since last May.

The international coalition spokesman Steve Warren said during a press conference held at the US Embassy in central Baghdad and followed by, “24,000 square kilometers of the Iraqi land were liberated in Tikrit, Baiji, Ramadi, Heet and some other cities,” noting that, “The liberated territories represent nearly 50% of the areas that were controlled by ISIS.”

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

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