Iraq Situation Report: February 28 - March 1, 2015

March 1, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

The ground operation to retake Tikrit and its surrounding areas has begun.


Iraq Situation Report: February 26-27, 2015

February 27, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

ISIS has been taking defensive measures in Mosul in anticipation of an operation to retake the city.

Ukraine Crisis Update: February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

In the week following the Ukrainian surrender of Debaltseve, a strategic rail junction between the separatist strongholds of Donetsk and Luhansk, the conflict has exhibited a pattern of hostilities reminiscent of the frequently violated ceasefire period from September 2014 to January 2015.

Iraq Situation Report: February 24-25, 2015

February 25, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

ISIS has likely reconstituted in areas in the southern Baghdad belt in a way that enables it to launch VBIED attacks against Baghdad.

Syria Situation Report: February 17-23, 2015

February 24, 2015 - Chris Kozak

Rebel Forces Repel Regime Advance North of Aleppo: The success of rebel forces in blunting and reversing the regime offensive north of Aleppo city indicates that regime forces remain unable to decisively complete the encirclement of Aleppo without the risk of overextension.

Iraq Situation Report: February 20-23, 2015

February 24, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

Security forces have reportedly cleared “most” of al-Baghdadi sub-district and are preparing operations in Salah ad-Din to recapture Tikrit.

Iraq Situation Report: February 19-20, 2015

February 20, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

The ISF and Shi’a religious establishment responded to calls from security forces and tribal leaders in Baghdadi to reinforce them and break the ISIS siege of the town, which falls just outside of al-Asad airbase west of Hit.

Ukraine Crisis Update: February 19, 2015

February 19, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

Russia and Ukraine agreed to a ceasefire in Minsk, Belarus on February 12, while the Russian-backed separatist forces had nearly encircled the key city of Debaltseve.


February 19, 2015 - Harleen Gambhir

The purpose of this intelligence summary is to document and assess the significance of open source reports regarding ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) activity outside of Iraq and Syria (ISIS Abroad).

Iraq Situation Report: February 17-18, 2015

February 18, 2015 - Institute for the Study of War

ISIS continues its offensive in Anbar near the al-Asad Airbase.