Publications

Control of Terrain in Syria: September 11, 2014

September 11, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

Control of the urban terrain in Syria is parceled among a number of armed groups, including the Syrian regime, opposition groups including Jabhat al-Nusra (JN), and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).

ISIS Sanctuary Map: September 10, 2014

September 10, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

ISW has updated its ISIS Sanctuary map in advance of President Obama’s speech on a strategy to confront ISIS.  This map, covering both Iraq and Syria, shows the extent of ISIS zones of control, attack, and support throughout both countries.

Iraq Situation Report: September 8-9, 2014

September 9, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is intent on regaining momentum. The Dhuluiyah fight will be a bellwether event for the Iraqi Sunni tribes in Salah ad-Din and for ISIS as well.

Iraq Situation Report: September 5-7, 2014

September 7, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

The Haditha operation represents a turning point in the counter-ISIS campaign. ISIS is now facing two significant counter-offensives in western and northern Iraq.

Syria Update: August 30-September 4, 2014

September 5, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

Rebel groups including Jabhat al-Nusra have remained on the o­ffensive after their August 27 seizure of the Quneitra Border Crossing.

 

Iraq Situation Report: September 3-4, 2014

September 4, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is orienting its effort towards Anbar province in western Iraq and Samarra.

Iraq Situation Report: September 1-2, 2014

September 2, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) are capitalizing on the momentum of the breaking of Amerli’s siege by launching an attack on Tikrit.

Control of Terrain in Iraq: September 2, 2014

September 2, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

Between August 29-31 a combined force of the ISF, Iraqi Shi’a militias, and the Peshmerga, broke ISIS’s siege of Amerli in Salah ad-Din province.

Iraq Situation Report: August 29-31, 2014

August 31, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

The breaking of Amerli’s siege with U.S. air support averted the humanitarian catastrophe that would have likely been caused by ISIS massacring its Iraqi Turkmen Shi’a population.

Iraq Situation Report: August 27-28, 2014

August 28, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

Since May 2013, Iraqi Shi’a militias have carried out kinetic operations in Baghdad and Diyala provinces to either target Iraqi Sunni civilians or launch possible retaliatory attacks. 

 

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