Iraq Situation Report Map: July 19, 2014

July 19, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

ISIS’s VBIED command is active again, launching its first signature wave of Vehicle-Born Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIEDs) since the beginning of the Mosul offensive.

Iraq Situation Report: July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014 - Nichole Dicharry
Iraq Situation Report: July 18, 2014

ISIS is gaining momentum in the fight for Tikrit, with multiple reports of ISIS infiltration of COB Speicher and clashes in areas of the city where the ISF had previously established fixed positions. 

Iraq Situation Update: July 17, 2014

July 17, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

The ISIS assault in Bashir, 30km south of Kirkuk city, continued with attacks upon Shi’a religious centers, shrines, and political party headquarters.

Iraq Situation Update: July 16, 2014

July 16, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

ISIS continues its offensive into Kurdish areas along Kirkuk City and along the Arab-Kurd contested Green Line along the Hamrin Ridge.

Iraq Situation Report: July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

ISIS is likely seeking to establish a presence in Kirkuk city. The pattern of attacks in the city indicates an early replication of previous ISIS effort in other parts of Iraq where ISIS was seeking to soften defenses and establish control.

Iraq Situation Report: July 14, 2014

July 14, 2014 - Nichole Dicharry

ISIS is launching attacks into Baghdad with a series of VBIEDs in and near the capital in order to set the terms of battle by probing the defenses of pro-government forces and demoralizing them.

"ISIS vs. the Iraqi Security Forces: Can the State of Iraq Survive?"

July 14, 2014 -

The Institute for the Study of War held a conference on July 11, 2014 to discuss the current state of capabilities between ISIS and the ISF.

Iraq Situation Report: July 13, 2014

July 13, 2014 - Aaron Reese

ISIS is trying to continue its maneuver campaign along the Tigris and the Euphrates. ISIS launched an attack on Haditha for the second time in two days, which indicates that its previously reported negotiations with the tribes did not succeed.

Control of Terrain in Iraq: July 13, 2014

July 13, 2014 - Aaron Reese

ISIS launched an attack on Dhuluiya after damaging a bridge that connected the area to Balad in order to prevent the arrival of reinforcements.

Iraq Situation Report: July 12, 2014

July 12, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

The ISIS attack in Haditha demonstrates the continuation of its urban offensive to control cities in the middle Euphrates.