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.

ISW's President and Founder Dr. Kimberly Kagan and Jessica Lewis McFate, ISW's Director of Tradecraft and Innovation, spoke at the Concordia 2016 Summit on September 19.

Security forces are overextended across Iraq due to increased ISIS attacks and provincial security issues.

Turkey is unraveling America’s anti-ISIS partner in northern Syria in order to position itself as a major power broker in planned operations to retake Raqqa City.

Taliban militants are successfully expanding their territorial control across several regions of Afghanistan during their 2016 summer offensive, Operation Omari.

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Syria Situation Report: September 8 - 22, 2016

Violence in Aleppo City spiked to new highs after the collapse of a nationwide ‘cessation of hostilities’ on September 19. The ceasefire marked a core component of a wide-ranging deal on the Syrian Civil War reached by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on September 9. No initiative appears likely to prevent the ongoing escalation, pointing towards a new wave of violence that will benefit ISIS, Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, and other Salafi-Jihadist Groups.

Russian Airstrikes in Aleppo Province: September 20 - 22, 2016

Russia intensified its air campaign against the Syrian opposition in and around Aleppo City from September 20 – 22 following the breakdown of the nationwide ceasefire in Syria. The dramatic uptick in Russian airstrikes coincided with the Syrian Arab Army’s announcement of the start of an offensive to seize the remaining opposition-held districts of Aleppo City.