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Mapped: ISIL's territorial loss in northern Iraq

Since the fall of Mosul in July, ISIL has been losing territory in northern Iraq.

Shakeeb Asrar | | Iraq, War & Conflict, Battle for Mosul, Middle East

In October 2016, the Iraqi government, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, Shia armed groups and international forces formed a coalition to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The northern Iraqi city had been seized by ISIL in June 2014.

After a nine-month offensive, known as the Battle of Mosul, the coalition successfully retook the city from ISIL. Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi formally declared the city liberated on July 10, 2017. Since July, the offensive against ISIL has continued, with most of northern Iraq clear of the armed group's control.

Source: Al Jazeera News

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