The agreement between Turkey and the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition to open Turkish airbases for coalition aircraft conducting sorties against ISIS marks a major shift in Turkish policy which will provide an immediate boost to U.S. anti-ISIS efforts.

The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), supported by U.S.-led Coalition airpower, have continued to report advances north and south of Ramadi while simultaneously repelling ISIS’s attacks east of the city.

ISIS is executing a sophisticated global strategy with simultaneous efforts in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the wider world. ISW and the U.S. Army War College conducted a wargame early this year to discover the diplomatic and military opportunities and pitfalls likely to arise in the counter-ISIS fight.

In addition to ISW's written products, our analysts are subject matter experts for the media on a constant basis. This new periodic publication collects these media appearances and use of our maps in one place. You can also follow ISW on Twitter @TheStudyofWar.

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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