At its peak, ISIL controlled vast expanses of territory on both sides of the Iraq-Syria border. But over the past year, the group has been driven out of all major cities including its self-declared capital Raqqa and Deir Az Zor.
10 December 2017
The remains of a mosque in Raqqa after ISIL was defeated there in October [Chris McGrath / Getty Images].
ISILFallenCities 2017 2016 2015 2014 Palmyra taken back f r om ISIL ISIL captu r es Palmyra again Mar '17 Dec '16 Palmyra r eclaimed ISIL captu r es Palmyra Mar '16 Ramadi falls to ISIL Dec '15 May '15 Ramadi r ecaptu r ed Deir Az Zor falls to ISIL Nov '17 July '14 Deir Az Zor liberated f r om ISIL Tikrit r ecaptu r ed f r om ISIL Tikrit falls to ISIL Mar '15 Raqqa falls to ISIL ISIL loses Raqqa Oct '17 ISIL captu r es Mosul July '17 June '14 Mosul liberated f r om ISIL ISIL captu r es Fallujah June '16 Jan '14 Fallujah taken back f r om ISIL
Animated map of the fall of Mosul
Animated map of the fall of Raqqa