Publications

Iraq Situation Report: September 30-October 1, 2014

October 1, 2014 -

There is an ongoing anti-ISIS effort in northern Iraq led by the Peshmerga and Iraqi Sunni tribes.

Control of Terrain in Iraq: October 1, 2014

October 1, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

The Peshmerga and Iraqi Sunni tribes supported by U.S. airstrikes cleared the area of Rabia on the Iraq-Syria border.

Predicting the Rise of the Islamic State

September 29, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

ISW has predicted the rise of the Islamic State since 2012. Read our forecasts here. 

Iraq Situation Report: September 29, 2014

September 29, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) continues to escalate its campaign in Anbar.

Iraq Situation Report: September 27-28, 2014

September 28, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

ISIS launched a new attack from strongholds in northern Iraq to control the Syrian-Iraqi border crossing north of Sinjar mountain.

Iraq Situation Report: September 25-26, 2014

September 26, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

Continued clashes in Ramadi indicate ISIS’s intent to capture the city.

Iraq Situation Report: September 23-24, 2014

September 24, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

The anti-ISIS U.S. air campaign continues to expand in Iraq.

Iraq Situation Report: September 20-22, 2014

September 22, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) continues its campaign to solidify its control in Anbar.

Iraq Situation Report: September 18-19, 2014

September 19, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

The Peshmerga are applying tactical pressure to ISIS on the ground east of Mosul and in northern Diyala.

Syria Update: September 12-19, 2014

September 19, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

Jabhat al-Nusra (JN) continues attempts to consolidate control in northern Syria, although its willingness to submit to Shari’a adjudication with other rebel factions in Idlib indicates this may not come at the expense of its relationships with rebel groups.

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