US-led coalition 'halting Islamic State's advance'

Islamic State (IS) militants have captured a huge swathe of territory after launching their offensive across Iraq and Syria in June 2014The US-led coalition against the Islamic State group said Wednesday it was finally stopping the advance of the jihadists across Iraq and Syria, but warned it could take years to finally defeat them. Washington meanwhile said that arch-foe Iran had launched its first air strikes against the Sunni extremist organisation, but denied any military coordination with Tehran, which is not part of the coalition.

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