The ISIS mobile defense of SVBIEDs around Ramadi affirms ISF reports of advances around the city.

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.

The ISIS Sanctuary Maps show how ISW has tracked the conflict and become the recognized expert on ISIS's expansion. On the one-year anniversary of anti-ISIS airstrikes, we have collected all our maps to help show the role ISW is proud to have played.

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.

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.

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Tracking ISIS Since (Before) the Islamic State

The ISIS Sanctuary Maps from the last 14 months (and longer) show how ISW has tracked the conflict and become the recognized expert on ISIS's expansion. As we approach the one-year anniversary of U.S. and coalition airstrikes against ISIS, we have collected all our Sanctuary Maps, along with examples of where they have appeared, to help show the role ISW is proud to have played in tracking ISIS.