Islamic State Losing Power
Since 2014, the Islamic State has lost 22% of its territory according to recent reports by IHS Jane's 360.
YNet News reported, "ISIS's presence has diminished in Iraqi cities and regions," said a document released by an Iraqi government spokesperson. It continued saying, "after being in control of 40% of Iraq, the terror group is now in control of only 14% of the country."
Last month, a document put out by the US-led coalition said that ISIS lost approximately 45 percent of its territory in Iraq and 20 percent in Syria. The bottom line is; only Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq remain completely under the organization's control.
Today the AP is reporting that an Islamic State group spokesman has urged sympathizers in Europe and the U.S. to launch attacks on civilians in teh US and Europe if they are unable to travel to Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State's headquarters. Some have called this a desparate attempt to revive the organization's declining influence, power and fear.