Iraq Situation Report: February 24-25, 2015

February 25, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

ISIS has likely reconstituted in areas in the southern Baghdad belt in a way that enables it to launch VBIED attacks against Baghdad.

Syria Situation Report: February 17-23, 2015

February 24, 2015 - Chris Kozak

Rebel Forces Repel Regime Advance North of Aleppo: The success of rebel forces in blunting and reversing the regime offensive north of Aleppo city indicates that regime forces remain unable to decisively complete the encirclement of Aleppo without the risk of overextension.

Iraq Situation Report: February 20-23, 2015

February 24, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

Security forces have reportedly cleared “most” of al-Baghdadi sub-district and are preparing operations in Salah ad-Din to recapture Tikrit.

Iraq Situation Report: February 19-20, 2015

February 20, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

The ISF and Shi’a religious establishment responded to calls from security forces and tribal leaders in Baghdadi to reinforce them and break the ISIS siege of the town, which falls just outside of al-Asad airbase west of Hit.

Ukraine Crisis Update: February 19, 2015

February 19, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

Russia and Ukraine agreed to a ceasefire in Minsk, Belarus on February 12, while the Russian-backed separatist forces had nearly encircled the key city of Debaltseve.


February 19, 2015 - Harleen Gambhir

The purpose of this intelligence summary is to document and assess the significance of open source reports regarding ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) activity outside of Iraq and Syria (ISIS Abroad).

Iraq Situation Report: February 17-18, 2015

February 18, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

ISIS continues its offensive in Anbar near the al-Asad Airbase.

Syria Situation Report: February 10-17, 2015

February 18, 2015 - Chris Kozak

Iran Raises its Posture in Southern Syria: IRGC Quds Force commander General Qassem Suleimani’s appearance along regime frontlines validates reports of Iranian command-and-control over the ongoing offensive in Dera’a Province.

Iraq Situation Report: February 14-16, 2015

February 16, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

Shi’a militias unresponsive to direction by the Iraqi state are undermining the authority of PM Abadi and might be threatening the political process in Iraq.


Iraq Situation Report: February 12-13, 2015

February 13, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

ISIS has launched major attacks in Anbar, Salah ad Din, and Ninewa over the last two days.