Iraq Project


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.  

Iraq Situation Report: June 21, 2014

ISIS took control of Rawa and Ana to block the ISF's freedom of movement in Anbar. The ISF will likely deploy Iraqi Shi'a militias to slow ISIS' advance. The Sadrist parade is a major show of force as the Sadrists position themselves as defenders of the Iraqi Shi’a. ISIS and JRTN have violently clashed in pockets of terrain in northern Iraq.