Iraq battle map: Who controls what

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After greater than a decade of instability, components of Iraq nonetheless lie in shambles, with a number of forces and teams preventing for management of huge components of the nation.

Supported by air strikes from US-led coalition warplanes, the Iraqi authorities and Kurdish forces have been attempting to take territory from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also referred to as ISIS) armed group.

Presently, Mosul is ISIL’s solely stronghold within the nation, the group having suffered numerous territorial losses over the previous few months.

ISIL has been dropping territory not solely in Iraq, but in addition in Syria, as this map of the Syrian civil battle reveals.

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Supply: Al Jazeera Information