ISW INTSUM Project

ISIS’s Military Operations during Ramadan: A Forecast for 2015

The purpose of this intelligence forecast is to outline ISW’s assessment of the most likely and most dangerous courses of action for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) to pursue during Ramadan (June 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015). For the past three years, ISIS has conducted major offensive operations during the Ramadan holy month, accomplishing its major annual campaign objectives.

Jennifer Cafarella


Jennifer Cafarella is the Research Director at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). She is responsible for setting the organization's research priorities and overseeing their execution by ISW’s team of open source intelligence analysts.