US Secretary of State John Kerry
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John Kerry: '50% of IS leadership killed'

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Iraq and its international partners have made significant gains in the fight against Islamic State militants, killing thousands of the group's fighters and 50% of its leadership.

At an international meeting in London, Kerry also said Iraqi ground troops backed by almost 2,000 air strikes had retaken 700 sq km (270 sq miles) of territory.

  • 22 Jan 2015
  • From the section World
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