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ISIS's Global Messaging Strategy Fact Sheet: December 2014

December 16, 2014 - Jessica D. Lewis

The attack by an alleged ISIS supporter at a Lindt chocolate shop in Syndey, Australia on December 15, 2014 has raised fears of the international spread of ISIS. The incident, which resulted in critical injuries to four hostages and the deaths of two, bore no signs of formal connection to ISIS.

Iraq Situation Report: December 15, 2014

December 15, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) appears to be taking steps to forcibly recruit members to its ranks.

Iraq Situation Report: December 13-14, 2014

December 14, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

No significant attacks occurred on December 13 against pilgrims during the culmination of Arbaeen.

Iraq Situation Report: December 11-12

December 12, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is continuing an aggressive posture in Anbar province in western Iraq.

Iraq Situation Report: December 9-10

December 10, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

The Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (ISIS) is challenging the ISF and militias following a lull in offensive activity observed after multiple recent successes of ISF, militias, and the Peshmerga against ISIS.

Syria Update: December 3 - 9, 2014

December 9, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

The ISIS offensive against the Deir ez-Zour Military Airport has now achieved gains similar to its failed attempt to seize the base in early September 2014.

Iraq Situation Report: December 8, 2014

December 8, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

There is an ongoing and intensified push by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in areas north of Baghdad and near Samarra.

Iraq Situation Report: December 6-7

December 7, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

The Iraqi Government of Prime Minister (PM) Haidar al-Abadi is taking measures to control an increasingly lawless situation in the capital caused by the wide freedom of
movement enjoyed by Iraqi Shi'a militias and criminal networks.

Iraq Situation Report: December 4-5

December 5, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) continues to concentrate its effort in the area of Balad in the northern Baghdad belt.

ISIS Sanctuary Map: December 5, 2014

December 5, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

ISW has updated its ISIS Sanctuary map! This map, covering both Iraq and Syria, shows the extent of ISIS zones of control, attack, and support throughout both countries.

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