Fighters from the Iraqi pro-government forces inspect the damage at the Albu Aitha bridge north of Ramadi following an attack a military source said was carried out by the Islamic State (IS) group, on May 12, 2016.
Areas under the control of the Islamic State group in Iraq have shrunk from 40 to 14 percent of the national territory, Saad al-Hadithi, the government's spokesman said, on May 11. Since a military operation against the group was launched, IS has lost several key cities, such as Tikrit and Ramadi. The "caliphate" it proclaimed nearly two years ago has been shrinking steadily for a year. / AFP / MOADH AL-DULAIMI (Photo credit should read MOADH AL-DULAIMI/AFP/Getty Images)