Control of Terrain in Iraq: September 11, 2015

The Iraq Control of Terrain map depicts the control exerted by armed actors in Iraq in populated areas. “Control” is defined as “an area in which a military actor exerts pressure to assure that individuals or groups respond as directed.” Control requires a military command to maintain physical influence over an area in order to prevent its use by an enemy. The control zones depicted show where groups in Iraq are capable of repelling enemy forces.