25,000 ISIS fight­ers dead in airstrikes

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FAN-ATICAL: Mocked-up pic of the Queen ( and ( sup­port­ers toast their team’s win COALI­TION air strikes have helped re­duce Is­lamic State forces in Syria and Iraq to their low­est lev­els for two years, De­fence Sec­re­tary Michael Fal­lon says.

Around 600 fight­ers with the ter­ror group have been killed over the past month, bring­ing the to­tal deaths to around 25,000.

Mr Fal­lon ( briefed Cab­i­net at its reg­u­lar meet­ing in No.10 ahead of a con­fer­ence later this week of coun­tries con­tribut­ing to the mil­i­tary ef­fort against ISIS.

He also dis­cussed mea­sures be­ing un­der­taken to pre­vent ISIS es­tab­lish­ing footholds in other ar­eas, par­tic­u­larly north Africa.

ISIS has suf­fered ma­jor set­backs over the past months in Syria at the hands of govern­ment forces and US-backed Kur­dish fight­ers in­clud­ing the loss of the his­toric city of Palmyra.

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