A soldier with the Kurdish Peshmerga forces aims with his rifle during fighting with Islamic State (IS) fighters, in Amerly town, northeastern Baghdad, Iraq, 07 August 2014.
A soldier with the Kurdish Peshmerga forces aims with his rifle during fighting with Islamic State (IS) fighters, in Amerly town, northeastern Baghdad, Iraq, 07 August 2014. EPA/STR

Islamic state has lost more than 60% of its territory

ISLAMIC State has reportedly lost more than 60% of the Iraqi territory it controlled in 2014, but three deadly suicide bombings in Baghdad have underlined the militants' continued capacity to create chaos in the country.

The death toll from the three blasts stood at more than 90 yesterday, but with about 150 injured it could rise.

Iraqi authorities said 62 were killed - many of them women and children - in the most deadly of the blasts, a suicide car bomb at a crowded market in the Shiite Muslim area of Sadr City.


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