Publications

Iraq Situation Report: October 4-5, 2014

October 5, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

The few remaining areas that are not under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) are now under attack by the group.

Iraq Situation Report: October 2-3, 2014

October 3, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

The consolidation of control by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Hit signals further advances of ISIS in Anbar province.

Predicting the Rise of the Islamic State

October 2, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

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

Syria Update: September 24-October 2, 2014

October 2, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

An assassination campaign against rebel commanders appears to have emerged in western Syria, with at least 12 assassination attempts since the beginning of September 2014.

Control of Terrain in Iraq: October 2, 2014

October 2, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) launched a complex attack on the city of Hit on the Euphrates River in Anbar province.

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.

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.

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