Publications

Control of Terrain in Iraq: May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015 - Sinan Adnan

ISIS seized the Tanf border crossing between Iraq and Syria, circled in the map above. The status of the Walid border crossing on the Iraq side is still unknown and assessed to be contested.

Iraq Situation Report: May 21-22, 2015

May 22, 2015 - Sinan Adnan

ISIS is attacking Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) positions near and far from Ramadi preemptively to compromise potential ISF counter-offensives against ISIS’s positions in Ramadi, still vulnerable while ISIS is consolidating its power there.

The ISIS Regional Strategy for Yemen and Saudi Arabia

May 22, 2015 - Harleen Gambhir

As we approach the one-year anniversary of ISIS’s capture of Mosul and declaration of a caliphate, it appears that the organization is more robust than ever. ISIS is expanding its operations, and exploiting state tensions across the Middle East in order to accelerate disorder and gain power.   

Control of Urban Terrain in Syria: May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

ISIS seized the last regime-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq with the capture of the al-Tanf crossing on May 22 following a regime withdrawal.

Control of Terrain in Syria: May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

ISIS seized the last regime-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq with the capture of the al-Tanf crossing on May 22 following a regime withdrawal.

ISIS Sanctuary: May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

ISIS seized the Tanf border crossing between Iraq and Syria, circled in the map above. The status of the Walid border crossing on the Iraq side is still unknown and assessed to be contested.


Ukraine Crisis Update: May 21, 2015

May 21, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Russian-backed separatists broadened their offensive operations along the frontline in Donbas ahead of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s trip to the EU Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, Latvia.

Control of Terrain in Syria: May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

ISIS seized the regime-held town of al-Sukna west of Deir ez-Zour City on May 14 and then seized the regime stronghold of Palmyra on May 20 after regime forces reportedly executed a full withdrawal from the city, prison, and military airbase.

Control of Urban Terrain in Syria: May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

ISIS seized the regime-held town of al-Sukna west of Deir ez-Zour City on May 14, severing the regime’s ground line of communication from Palmyra in the central Homs Desert to Deir ez-Zour City and eff­ectively isolating remaining regime positions in western Deir ez-Zour.

Syria Situation Report: May 14-20, 2015

May 20, 2015 - Jennifer Cafarella

The ISIS seizure of Palmyra city is a major defeat for the Assad regime that is likely to jeopardize the regime’s ability to maintain a foothold in Deir ez-Zour.

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