Posture of Syrian Regime and Allies: September 14, 2015

Is Bashar al-Assad losing the Syrian Civil War?  Given recent reports of direct Russian military support for the Syrian regime as well as continued increases in the assistance provided by Iran and its proxies, this map details the known or assessed locations where Russia, Iran, and Iranian proxies have established headquarters or staging areas in support of the Syrian regime. The map also highlights the  locations of the remaining besieged or otherwise vulnerable positions occupied by the Syrian, whose vulnerability was highlighted on September 9 when rebel forces seized the isolated Abu Dhuhur Military Airbase in eastern Idlib Province. These positions are superimposed over an updated map depicting the areas controlled by the major factions in Syria as of September 14, 2015.