Daash lost 40% of Iraqi territory
These losses linked to the suffering Group to pay its fighters wages and other recruiting to compensate for fleeing from the battlefield, or those who were killed or who they split off and joined other extremist groups, according to analysts.
He says Jacob Shapiro, an expert on Daash and professor of political science at Princeton University, said, "these losses Affairs indicate that Daash non-permanent group as an entity is determined to grab the land. "
just a year ago it was seen Daash as an annihilating force rich and attracts thousands ardent fighters, and she was able to invasion of rival forces in Iraq and Syria, amazing speed and brutality, but that the situation capsized during the months the latter.
the US military estimated the loss of the group for almost 40% of the territory controlled by Iraq, and 20% in Syria, where Iraqi forces have made against her with the help of air strikes of the coalition forces.
airstrikes have destroyed oil infrastructure to Daash which is the source of its revenues president, analysts say the setbacks stripped of the population who were paying her taxes and collectibles that were seized by. All this has forced the group to cut the wages of its fighters and privileges.
Few were expecting defeat Daash known its flexibility and its ability to surprise opponents, and probably will continue the group exploiting sectarian grievances that helped her win the loyalty of supporters of the year, an issue that made it difficult to defeat.
Moreover, suspension of peace talks, UN-backed in Geneva to end the war in Syria, may further complicate international efforts in the fight against the group as the United States and Russia are standing on opposite sides of the conflict and support the different parties, but they have strengthened the talks for fear of strengthening Daash.
However, there is growing in the number of fleeing fighters from Daash, according to Vera Mironov, an expert on the armed groups of the Belfer Center at Harvard University, which says that cutting the salaries and benefits paid them to join other groups, and adds that the severe restrictions imposed by Turkey on its borders have slowed the flow of fighters into Syria, where she says, referring to the ability of Daash on fighting, "the group suffers from a big problem."
He says members "tenderness group slaughtered silently" which monitors Daash, said that the number of foreign fighters asked in secret because Daash execute foreigners who are trying to escape to help to escape from Syria , according to Mohammed Saleh, co-founder of a group of Syrian control and who used a pseudonym for fear of the threat of Daash.
"there are many who are trying to escape from Daash no tenderness only, and the reason is that these came from the cities vibrant, such as London and Paris, after years of living in a place such as tenderness suffered from boredom to live without electricity and are being bombarded all the time and realized that the alleged succession is not as told them. "
* from: The Washington Post