Washington: The troops of the international coalition led by the United States have repulsed most of the territories they captured in Iraq and Syria from the ISIS militants, the US President's special representative for the Global Coalition for Combating ISIS, Brett McGerk said.
"ISIS lost 78% of the territory they captured in Iraq and 58% in Syria," he said during a briefing.
Earlier it was reported that the coalition troops broke through the defense of the old part of Raqqa.
The troops of the Kurdish "Syrian Democratic Forces" surrounded the "capital" ISIS Raqqa on June 30.
On June 10, the troops of the Syrian Democratic Forces with the support of the United States recaptured the first two regions from the terrorist organization "Islamic State" in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the "capital" of ISIS.
For several months the troops of the international antiterrorist coalition fought and surrounded Raqqa. They entered the city from the west, east and north. In the liberated areas, the military has already posted the SDS flags instead of the flags of the Islamists.
On June 6, the Syrian democratic forces launched an operation to liberate the city of Raqqa, which is the "capital" of the terrorist organization "Islamic State" and which they have been keeping Raccoon since 2014.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on June 29 that the "Islamic state" fell in the Iraqi "capital" of the Mosul militants after the anti-terrorist forces occupied the area of the Great Al Nouri Mosque.