Iraq Situation Report: June 28,2014

June 28, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

The ISF have launched two separate o­ensives against ISIS in Tikrit and Mosul.

Control of Terrain in Iraq: June 28, 2014

June 28, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

The ISF launched an operation to retake Tikrit.  More details included in the June 28 Iraq Situation Report.

Iraq Situation Report: June 27, 2014

June 27, 2014 - Aaron Reese

The Iraqi government is preparing defenses for the Battle of Baghdad as Ramadan approaches. The government’s plan will also likely include the deployment of Iraqi Shi’a militias. ISIS’s gains in Ramadi indicate the increasing threat to the city. ISIS aims to take Ramadi as part of its interim, operational objectives.

ISIS Battle Plan for Baghdad

June 27, 2014 - Jessica D. Lewis

There are indications that ISIS is about to launch into a new offensive in Iraq. ISIS published photos of a military parade through the streets of Mosul on June 24, 2014 showcasing US military equipment, including armored vehicles and towed artillery systems.

Control of Terrain in Iraq: June 27, 2014

June 27, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

The Iraqi police are reportedly back on duty in al-Alam after anti-ISIS Iraqi Sunni tribes cleared ISIS from the area on June 26.

Iraq Situation Report: June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

ISIS resumed its effective spectacular attacks in Baghdad, which had dropped since the fall of Mosul. The mobilization of Iraqi Shi'a militias and deployment of CTS in Baghdad organization have not neutralized ISIS’ attack capabilities in the capital.

Control of Terrain in Iraq: June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

The ISIS elements departed Alam and the area is controlled by Anti-ISIS Iraqi Sunni Tribes. See today’s Iraq Situation Report for more details.

Control of Terrain in Iraq: June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

The situation in Alam remains unclear and fluid. The area was a pocket of Iraqi Sunni tribal resistance to ISIS recently, the area is under watch rather than Contested because there are no reports of clashes and no evidence of ISIS presence inside the area

Iraq Situation Report: June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014 - Aaron Reese

ISIS is pursuing objectives closer to Baghdad, attacking Balad Airbase while maneuvering around the facility. This will impede the ability of IA Aviation to support isolated ISF contingents. ISIS most likely activated a contingent previously placed in the vicinity of Balad. If successful, ISIS could gain important military and aviation assets at the base. ISIS is consolidating gains in the north by attacking Shi’a Turkmen villages and seizing natural gas fields.  

Iraq Situation Report: June 24, 2014

June 24, 2014 - Ahmed Ali
The ISF is redeploying in order to halt ISIS advances from the Anbar desert towards the holy city of Karbala as well as southern Iraq. However, ISIS has other lines of advance to southern Iraq, including its positions in northern Babil Province.