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Daesh (ISIS) has lost 22 percent of the territory it held at the start of 2015, military analysts IHS Jane's said Wednesday, as U.S. and Russian airstrikes have helped the militant's opponents advance. Daesh controls swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria but lost 14 percent of it last year and a further 8 percent this year, according to the IHS Conflict Monitor.The Syrian government made gains west of the country and is now 5 kilometers outside the ancient city of Palmyra, which was overrun by Daesh fighters in mid-2015 .Following the loss of the strategically important town of Tal Abyad on Syria's border with Turkey last year, IHS began to register signs that Daesh was struggling financially, it then added.
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