The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is seeking to reverse the momentum in northern Iraq and maintain its aggressive posture in the western parts of the country.
The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and Iraqi Shi'a militias are capitalizing on their recent gains in Diyala province.
Fighting in northern Iraq has accelerated. The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is seeking to regain the momentum after suffering major territorial loses and setbacks recently in the strategic town of Baiji in Salah ad-Din province and the towns of Jalula and Sadia in Diyala province.
JN and rebel forces attacked regime and Hezbollah forces in the heavily-fortified Shi’a towns of Nubl and Zahra northwest of Aleppo City.
Throughout September and October 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) moved to consolidate its control of terrain in al-Anbar province, closing the gap in its Euphrates control between Haditha and Ramadi.
The Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga are establishing a security zone around Jalula in northeastern Diyala, northeastern Iraq.
Changes for November 24, 2014 Update: On November 23, Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga, Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), and Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs) that include Iraqi Shi’a militias cleared the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham from the areas of Jalula and Sadia in Diyala province in northeastern Iraq.
The fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) continues to yield mixed results.
The provincial capital of Anbar Province, Ramadi, has been heavily contested by ISIS since the beginning of the Anbar operations and has been under the threat of falling to ISIS for nearly a year.