Iraq Project


ISIS Battle Plan for Baghdad

There are indications that ISIS is about to launch into a new offensive in Iraq. ISIS published photos of a military parade through the streets of Mosul on June 24, 2014 showcasing US military equipment, including armored vehicles and towed artillery systems.

Iraq Situation Report: June 25, 2014

ISIS is pursuing objectives closer to Baghdad, attacking Balad Airbase while maneuvering around the facility. This will impede the ability of IA Aviation to support isolated ISF contingents. ISIS most likely activated a contingent previously placed in the vicinity of Balad. If successful, ISIS could gain important military and aviation assets at the base. ISIS is consolidating gains in the north by attacking Shi’a Turkmen villages and seizing natural gas fields.  

Control of Terrain in Iraq: June 23, 2014

Tal Afar, in Ninewa province, is under ISIS control. Sadia, in Diyala province, is currently contested with ISIS involved in separate engagements with both the Peshmerga and other armed groups. The Trebil border crossing in Anbar is out of government control and now likely under the control of tribal elements or ISIS. Alam, in Salah ad-Din province, is contested between ISIS and anti-ISIS tribal elements.