Iraq Situation Report: September 30-October 1, 2014

ISIS launched a new attack from strongholds in northern Iraq to control the Syrian-Iraqi border crossing north of Sinjar mountain.

In September 2013, ISW assesed ISIS' (then AQI's) support and attack zones in both Iraq and Syria.

ISW's September 2013 backgrounder revealing ISIS control in Syria: "...ISI(S) is now a fact on the ground."

ISW's backgrounder from October 2013, detailing AQI's control of terrain and influence in Iraq and Syria: "ISW has assessed that AQI has reconstituted as a professional military force."

ISW's Iraq Blogpost from August 2013: The ISF are failing to contain sustained waves of car bombs and are dealing with morale and manpower issues.

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