The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) recaptured the Mosul Airport and Ghazlani military base on February 24.

Baghdad witnessed serious breaches of security from February 11 to 16 due to both escalating protest movements and ISIS attacks.

Taliban militants’ military successes during their 2016 campaign, Operation Omari, demonstrate requirements for U.S. policy in Afghanistan.

The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) continued operations to retake Mosul and its environs, consolidating gains along its five axes before breaching the city limits on November 1.

ISW has produced nearly 60 maps on Russian airstrikes in Syria since they first began on September 30, 2015. See the complete set of Russian airstrikes in Syria maps with both maps and Key Takeaways here.

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ISW Impact Highlights January-February 2017

The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) entered its 10th Anniversary year empowered by its unique role within the U.S. national security community. America confronts a growing and increasingly complex set of threats and challenges abroad while managing a government transition at home. This environment has already generated important opportunities that ISW has seized.

The Campaign for Ar-Raqqah: February 24, 2017

The Syrian Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have seized the majority of ISIS-held territory in the eastern countryside of ar-Raqqah and is positioned to complete the isolation of the city in coming months. The U.S.’s main partners in Syria, the SDF and Turkey, are competing to lead the next phase of operations to seize ar-Raqqah City and thereby solidify their influence over post-ISIS governance.