Publications

Syria Situation Report: January 27 - February 02, 2015

February 4, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

ISIS-Affiliated Rebels Raided in Damascus: The raids conducted by Faylaq al-Rahman and Jaysh al-Islam against rebel brigades alleged to have pledged allegiance to ISIS in Eastern Ghouta confirms continued ISIS effort to widen its influence in the capital despite continuous attacks from other rebel factions.

Putin’s Next Objectives in the Ukraine Crisis

February 3, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Russias campaign in eastern Ukraine has reached an inflection point. Five months after signing a ceasefire agreement, Russian and separatist forces have moved from a preparation phase to a maneuver offensive. 

Iraq Situation Report: February 2, 2015

February 2, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

ISIS is going on the offensive in areas of strategic importance for the ISF and Iranian-backed militias to deny such forces freedom of movement between Samarra and its environs and the eastern Anbar front.

Control of Terrain in Iraq: February 2, 2015

February 2, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

Mansouriya, Sudur Dam, and Muqdadiyah: On January 23, the ISF and Iraqi Shi’a militias launched an operation to clear ISIS from areas north of the main area of Muqdadiyah district, including the area where the Sudur dam is located.

Iraq Situation Report: January 31 - February 1, 2015

February 1, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

Overt militia activities in central Baghdad, where many political parties and government figures reside, are unlikely to be tolerated by the government and the ISF.

Iraq Situation Report: January 29-30, 2015

January 30, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

ISIS launched the largest attack on the Peshmerga of the Kurdish PUK in Kirkuk province since the fall of Mosul.

Iraq Situation Report: January 27-28, 2015

January 28, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

The influence of Iran and the militias it backs is expanding to western Iraq.

Syria Situation Report: January 20-26, 2015

January 27, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

ISIS Forces Defeated in Ayn al-Arab/Kobane: YPG advances in Ayn al-Arab appear to have defeated ISIS forces in the town.

Iraq Situation Report: January 24-26, 2015

January 26, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

 

The Iraqi Security Forces and the Peshmerga on one side and ISIS on the other side are all setting conditions for a future operation that aims to dislodge ISIS from Mosul.

Iraq Situation Report January 22-23, 2015

January 23, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

 A joint force of Iraqi Police, Iraqi Army, and Popular Mobilization Units containing Iraqi Shi’a militias reportedly launched an operation to retake villages in the Mansuriyah sub-district, north of Muqdadiyah.

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