ISIS almost doubled it size since the coalition began their airstrikes

Revealed – how the threat of ISIS is spreading: Extremist group has DOUBLED the land it controls in just a few months despite more than 800 coalition airstrikes

  • New map reveals ISIS has expanded its control in Syria since the summer 
  • Believed a million more Syrians are now living under its extreme rule
  • ISIS now controls about a third of the country, destroyed by civil war 
  • But US say strikes have worked to halt the group’s march through Iraq
  • ISIS ‘largely in a defensive posture’ in Iraq, claimed Pentagon spokesman

SIS has almost doubled the land it controls in Syria since the US-led coalition began airstrikes against the extremist group in the summer, a new map has revealed.

The extremist group has continued to expand its ‘caliphate’, despite more than 800 airstrikes hitting targets in ISIS-controlled areas since last summer.

The map, created by the Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS), shows just how much land has fallen to ISIS – which now has a third of the country under its control.

Before the summer, the militants controlled just half that.

The map, created by the Coalition for a Democratic Syria, shows how much land ISIS have gained since August when the airstrikes bagen

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