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Thursday, 17 March 2016 - 6:49
Islamic State militants 'lose 22%' of territory
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A new analysis suggests so-called Islamic State militants have lost 22% of the territory they held in Syria and Iraq over the past 14 months.

It also estimates that IS has lost 40% of its revenue - much of it from oil - after losing control of much of the Turkish-Syrian border.

Experts say the loss of territory in Syria, coupled with the fact that several high-profile IS leaders have been killed or captured in recent months, is weakening the group's propaganda message.

American Special Forces also reportedly captured one of IS' chemical weapons experts, Sleiman Daoud al-Afari, last month.

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