Control of Terrain in Iraq: July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

ISIS seized the Sudur mini-dam which is located about 3 miles east of Khalis. ISIS took over the mini-dam after clashes with ISF units stationed in its vicinity and the ISF is now attempting to retake the dam.

Iraq Situation Report: July 8, 2014

July 8, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

ISIS continues to threaten tribes as it attempts to enforce the pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS and the self-proclaimed Caliph of the Islamic State.

Control of Terrain in Iraq: July 8, 2014

July 8, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

ISIS took control of the village of Zowiya after it targeted the area with mortars. There are no reports of clashes in Mishag today.

Iraq Situation Report: July 6-7, 2014

July 7, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

ISIS attacked the northwest Baghdad neighborhood of Kadhmiya for the second time in a week, this time employing an SVBIED. This indicates that ISIS can still attack heavily protected areas in Baghdad with vehicles.

Control of Terrain in Iraq: July 7, 2014

July 7, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

Heavy clashes took place between ISIS and tribal elements from the villages of Zowiya and Mishak located in northern Salah ad-Din Province when ISIS attempted to enter the villages.

Iraq Situation Report: July 5, 2014

July 5, 2014 - Aaron Reese

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi delivered a public sermon in his proclaimed role as Caliph Ibrahim, the leader of the Islamic State, presenting a major challenge to al-Qaeda senior leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. The public appearance of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Mosul and the destruction of shrines and mosques in Mosul and Tal Afar indicate that ISIS control in northern Iraq is uncontested.

Iraq Situation Report: July 4, 2014

July 4, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

ISIS clashed with security forces in Baiji, Tikrit, and Samarra. IA Aviation utilized SU-25 jets to bomb ISIS positions in Hawijah.

Iraq Situation Report: July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

Repercussions from the clashes between the ISF and the followers of Mahmoud al-Sarkhi continue to unfold.

Control of Terrain in Iraq: July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014 - Ahmed Ali
The Iraqi Security Forces, with the likely support of Iraqi Shi’a militias, launched an operation to clear the Mansouriyah sub-district in Diyala. 

Iraq Situation Report: July 2, 2014

July 2, 2014 - Ahmed Ali
The clashes between the Iraqi Security Forces and the followers of Iraqi Shi’a religious