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.

Ukraine Situation Report: February 13, 2015

February 13, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Ukrainian and separatist forces launched surprise offensives to gain new terrain and optimize their negotiating positions ahead of peace talks in Minsk, Belarus on February 11.

Iraq Situation Report: February 10-11, 2015

February 11, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

Iranian-backed militias expanded their operations into northern Iraq where they have not previously operated.

Syria Situation Report: February 03-10, 2015

February 11, 2015 - Jennifer Cafarella

ISIS Continues to Lose Ground in Northeastern Aleppo: ISIS appears to be contracting in response to continued gains by the YPG and allied rebel forces.

Iraq Situation Report: February 9, 2015

February 9, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

The deployment of Iraqi Shi’a militias to urban centers in Anbar was considered an important step in preventing the fall of Ramadi and other areas in the province to ISIS.

Control of Terrain in Syria: February 9, 2015

February 9, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

YPG forces have taken Ayn al-Arab/Kobani from ISIS and swept outward to clear the surrounding countryside.