Iraq Situation Report: February 26-27, 2015

ISIS has been taking defensive measures in Mosul in anticipation of an operation to retake the city.

In the week following the Ukrainian surrender of Debaltseve, a strategic rail junction between the separatist strongholds of Donetsk and Luhansk, the conflict has exhibited a pattern of hostilities...

Rebel Forces Repel Regime Advance North of Aleppo

ISIS—no longer a regional problem—is executing a complex strategy across three geographic rings.  ISIS has adapted to the U.S.-led coalition campaign in Iraq and Syria by rapidly building a regional and global network that it can use to recruit and attack.

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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