11 April, 2015

Syria Civil War Control Map: April 2015 (Subscription)

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Map of fighting and territorial control in Syria's Civil War (Free Syrian Army rebels, Kurdish groups, Al-Nusra Front, Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and others), updated for April 2015. Highlights recent locations of conflict and territorial control changes, such as Yarmouk, Idlib, Nassib border crossing, Busra, and Tel Hamis.

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Research by T.H., with additional reporting by Evan Centanni

Since January, the Islamic State has captured part of Syria's capital city, while rebels have gained important ground in both the north and the south. Meanwhile, Kurdish militias have scored victories against the Islamic State on the northeastern front. 

See all this and more on the newest update to PolGeoNow's popular Syria control map, and read a timeline of changes since our previous Syria map report at the end of January.

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  • Up-to-date map of current territorial control in Syria, color-coded for the Assad government, rebel groups, Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) extremists, and Kurdish self-protection forces
  • Detailed indication of city-by-city control, highlighting key towns and other locations relevant to current events
  • Locations of recent fighting and military operations, including Yarmouk, Idlib, Nassib border crossing, Busra, and the Tomb of Suleyman Shah (site of Turkey's brief military incursion in February).
  • Timeline of changes to important events since the end of January, plus summary of important territorial changes in recent months.

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03 April, 2015

War in Yemen: Map of Territorial Control (April 2015)

This is the second in a two-part report on the ongoing crisis in Yemen, a collaboration between PolGeoNow and CIGeography. Part 1 was the Map & Infographic of Foreign Military Deployments in Yemen.

The below article summarizes the political situation and presents a detailed chronicle of  events over the past several months. The map has been updated since Wednesday's infographic.

Map of territorial control in Yemen at the beginning of April 2015, at the time of Saudi Arabia's military intervention, including territory held by the Houthi rebels and former president Saleh's forces, president-in-exile Hadi and the Southern Movement, and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
Map by Louis Martin-Vézian and Evan Centanni (click to enlarge). All rights reserved.
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Timeline by Djordje Djukic, with additional reporting by Evan Centanni

The Disintegration of Yemen
When PolGeoNow published our last Yemen control map two and a half years ago, the country appeared to be holding together, if only barely. Authoritarian president Ali Abdullah Saleh had stepped down in an internationally-backed political compromise to end the country's Arab Spring uprising, and the northern Houthi rebels had halted their advances after promises of political involvement.

Al Qaeda was on the run from its claimed emirates in the south after a military campaign overseen by the new President Abdurabuh Mansur Hadi, Saleh's former vice president. A movement for southern independence remained outspoken, but wasn't taking up arms in large numbers against the government.

01 April, 2015

War in Yemen: Map & Infographic of Foreign Military Deployments

This infographic map is a collaboration between PolGeoNow and CIGeography, a site focusing on infographics of military operations related to current events. For details on recent changes to territorial control and the political situation in Yemen, see our companion article, War in Yemen: Map of Territorial Control.

Map of territorial control in Yemen at the beginning of April 2015, with infographic on foreign military deployments to the country.
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23 March, 2015

Map of Boko Haram Control in Nigeria: March 2015 (Subscription)

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Detailed map of Boko Haram's territorial control in its war with Nigeria, marking and labeling each town reportedly under the group's control in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa states. Includes illustration of multinational campaign against the group by Nigeria, Chad, and Niger.

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Boko Haram has now allegedly teamed up with the Islamic State, but the Nigerian rebel group has recently lost most of its territory to a multi-pronged military campaign involving Nigeria, Chad, Niger, and Cameroon.

This map report illustrates the offensive against Boko Haram and the rebel group's remaining territorial holdings, and includes a summary and timeline of events since our previous Boko Haram map report in January.

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  • Map of Boko Haram's overall area of control in Nigeria, updated to March 22, 2015.
  • Detailed map showing almost every individual town currently or previously held by Boko Haram, as well as the overall extent of rebel territorial control.
  • Illustrations of the five major military campaigns that have driven Boko Haram back over the past two months, as well as key locations in neighboring countries.
  • Summary and detailed timeline of territorial changes and major events since late January, with links to sources.

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18 March, 2015

Ukraine War Rebel Control Map: March 2015 (Subscription)

Detailed map of pro-Russian rebel control in Ukraine's eastern provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk, claimed by the breakaway Donetsk People's Republic and Lugansk People's Republic. Updated for March 2015, with February ceasefire lines and buffer zones shown. Includes detailed timeline of events since December.

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Timeline by Djordje Djukic, with map and additional reporting by Evan Centanni

Fighting in Ukraine has come nearly to a halt with the implementation of February's ceasefire.  

This brand new, redesigned map is more accurate and detailed than maps in the news media, showing rebel control as it currently stands alongside the location of important ceasefire lines and buffer zones according to our own careful research.

Included in the report is a detailed accounting of events since our previous Ukraine update in December, compiled by our Ukraine specialist.

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  • All new, updated map of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, showing actual lines of control
  • Map of February 15 ceasefire lines and buffer zones, depicted more accurately and precisely than in major news media sources
  • Improved depiction of regional cities and towns, showing past and current rebel control with larger dots for larger population sizes.
  • Timeline of events since December, plus summary of major trends

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