Pentagon: ISIL pushed out of 25% of its territory

April 13, 2015 11:48 PM

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WASHINGTON — Iraqi forces have pushed the Islamic State out of about 25% of the territory seized during the militants' lightning advance last year, according to a Pentagon assessment released Monday.

The area represents 5,000 to 6,500 square miles in northern and central Iraq, the assessment said.

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