ISIS Lost A Lot Of Territory In 2015
ISIS' defeat in the central Iraq city of Ramadi is only the terrorist group's latest blow this year.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | December 29, 2015
In 2015, ISIS was stretched thin.
Airstrikes, combined with ground offensives from local forces, have pushed back the group, most recently in the Iraqi city of Ramadi.
Earlier this year, ISIS seemed to be gaining momentum. With the major cities of Mosul and Raqqa firmly under its control, ISIS seized Ramadi in Iraq's Sunni heartland and then the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria's central desert.