Control of Terrain in Iraq: June 21, 2014

June 21, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

The towns of Rawa and Ana are under ISIS control. Khanaqin is now controlled by the Peshmerga.

Control of Terrain in Iraq: June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014 - Nichole Dicharry

The situation in Qaim is fluid. As of 2000 Iraq time, ISW assesses that Qaim remains contested between ISIS and the IA.

Iraq Situation Report: June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

ISIS aims to take control of the Al Qaim border crossing in Anbar. Tal Afar, Baiji, and Muqdadiyah remain key front lines against ISIS' advance.


Control of Terrain in Iraq: June 19, 2014

June 19, 2014 - Nichole Dicharry
Sunni insurgents and JRTN are also claiming offensives in the contested zones. Shi’a militias are active in Samarra, Diyala, and the southern Baghdad Belts.

Iraq Situation Report: June 18, 2014

June 18, 2014 - Ahmed Ali
The elite Counter Terrorism Service of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) have continued to try to protect the Baiji oil re­nery as gunmen, likely a combination of ISIS, JRTN and local tribes, attempt to take control of it.

ISIS’s Second Front in Syria

June 18, 2014 - Valerie Szybala

ISIS has sustained its campaign in the countryside of Deir ez-Zour province throughout its escalation in Iraq, indicating its continued prioritization of this military effort inside of Syria despite increased pressure from the regime.

Situation Report: June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) attacked Baquba, Diyala Province, the third major urban center it has targeted since the fall of Mosul. Diyala contains ethnic and sectarian fault-lines and borders Iran.

Syrian Repercussions from the Iraq Crisis

June 16, 2014 - Isabel Nassief

ISIS operations in Iraq are having an impact in Syria. Opposition groups are capitalizing on the redeployment of pro-regime and ISIS forces to make gains in Qalamoun and Damascus and to launch offensive operations in Aleppo.

Situation Report: June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

ISIS and the ISF continued to clash over the city of Tal Afar in western Ninewa Province and the city is currently contested.  ISIS also attempted to storm the Baiji Refinery, north of Tikrit, prompting Iraqi Army Aviation to launch air strikes against ISIS forces.

Situation Report: June 15, 2014

June 15, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

The Situation Report for 15 June identifies that ISIS attacked the ethnically and religiously mixed town of Tal Afar in Ninewa. Should ISIS gain control of the city, it is likely to inflict ethno-sectarian violence.