Islamic State seen as potent force a year after caliphate declaration: Pentagon




 
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Islamic State seen as potent force a year after caliphate declaration: Pentagon
 
June 30th, 2015  
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Islamic State seen as potent force a year after caliphate declaration: Pentagon
By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A year after Islamic State declared a caliphate on territory seized in Iraq and Syria, the al Qaeda splinter group faces military pressure from a U.S.-led coalition but remains a potent force holding key cities, the Pentagon said on Monday. Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Defense Department spokesman, said the militant group has lost a quarter of the land it controlled at the height of its expansion and has broken and run on several occasions in northern Syria in the face of an offensive by Kurdish-led forces.




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