Islamic State cedes little ground despite air attacks




 
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December 4th, 2014  
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Topic: Islamic State cedes little ground despite air attacks


By Dominic Evans and Oliver Holmes BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) - They have made enemies across the globe and endured three months of U.S.-led air strikes, but Islamic State fighters have surrendered little of their self-declared caliphate to the broad sweep of forces arrayed against them. Across thousands of square miles in Syria and Iraq, the radical Islamists face an unlikely mix of Iraqi and Syrian soldiers, Shi'ite and Kurdish militias and rival Syrian Sunni Muslim rebels. ...




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