Saturday, April 29, 2017

Libya Control Map & Timeline - April 2017 (Subscription)

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Research by Djordje Djukic, with Evan Centanni. Map by onestopmap.com and Evan Centanni.

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Libya control map: Shows detailed territorial control in Libya's civil war as of April 2017, including all major parties (Government of National Accord (GNA); Tobruk House of Representatives, General Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA), Zintan militias, Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG); Tripoli GNC government, Libya Dawn, and Libya Shield Force; Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries and other hardline Islamist groups; and National Salvation Government). Now includes terrain and major roads. Colorblind accessible. After driving so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS/ISIL) fighters out of their last stronghold in Libya, clashes have gradually increased between the country's two rival governments, even as the eastern government has continued its unilateral campaign against religious hardliners, and a new "neutral" military force has emerged with ties to the ousted leader of the previous western government.
 
See all this and more on the latest update to PolGeoNow's concise, professional Libyan Civil War control map, which comes with a timeline of changes since our September 2016 Libya map report.

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  • Up-to-date map of current territorial control in Libya, color-coded for the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), the rival Tobruk parliament and Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA), religious hardline groups, and other actors such as the Toubou people of the southern desert.
  • Detailed indication of city-by-city control, including key towns and other locations important to current events.
  • Locations of recent fighting and military operations, including Benghazi, Sidra oil port, the Brak and Tamenhint airbases, and more.
  • Detailed timeline of important events and changes to territorial control since December 6, 2016, with all sources cited.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Syria Control Map & Timeline - April 2017 (Subscription)

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Research by Djordje Djukic. Map by onestopmap.com, Evan Centanni, and Djordje Djukic

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Map of fighting and territorial control in Syria's Civil War (Free Syrian Army rebels, Kurdish YPG, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Jabhat Fateh al-Sham / Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (Al-Nusra Front), Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), and others), updated to April 26, 2017. Now includes terrain and major roads (highways). Includes recent locations of conflict and territorial control changes, such as Thawra, Halfaya, Suran, Qaboun, and more. Colorblind accessible. The so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS/ISIL) has continued to lose ground in Syria to the Kurdish-led, US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the north, and to rebel groups in the southern desert. Meanwhile, the Assad government has made some gains against rebels in Hama province, the Damascus area, and elsewhere.
 
See all this and more on the latest update to PolGeoNow's concise, professional Syrian Civil War control map, which includes a timeline of changes since our previous Syria map report in March, with sources cited.

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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) fighters, and Kurdish/SDF forces. Colorblind accessible.
  • Special symbols indicating towns dominated by rebels of the former Nusra Front (now Hayat Tahrir al-Sham) and US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
  • Detailed indication of city-by-city control, including key towns and other locations important to current events.
  • Locations of recent fighting and other important events, including Thawra, Halfaya, Suran, Qaboun, and more.
  • Detailed timeline of important events and changes to territorial control since March 29, 2017, compiled by our Syria-Iraq expert, with links to sources.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Syria Control Map & Timeline: "Islamic State" Under Siege - March 2017 (Subscription)

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Research by Djordje Djukic. Map by onestopmap.com, Evan Centanni, and Djordje Djukic

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Map of fighting and territorial control in Syria's Civil War (Free Syrian Army rebels, Kurdish YPG, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Jabhat Fateh al-Sham / Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (Al-Nusra Front), Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), and others), updated to March 29, 2017. Now includes terrain and major roads (highways). Includes recent locations of conflict and territorial control changes, such as Palmyra, Dayr Hafir, Karama, Qaboun, and more. Colorblind accessible. Advances against the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS/ISIL) have accelerated from all sides, with Kurdish-led forces nearing the doorstep of the group's capital city. Meanwhile, months of defeats for anti-Assad rebels may have begun to reverse.
 
See all this and more on the latest update to PolGeoNow's concise, professional Syrian Civil War control map, which includes a timeline of changes since our previous Syria map report in February, with sources cited.

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  • Special symbols indicating towns dominated by rebels of the former Nusra Front (now Hayat Tahrir al-Sham) and US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
  • Detailed indication of city-by-city control, including key towns and other locations important to current events.
  • Locations of recent fighting and other important events, including Palmyra, Dayr Hafir, Karama, Qaboun, and more.
  • Detailed timeline of important events and changes to territorial control since February 24, 2017, compiled by our Syria-Iraq expert, with links to sources.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

2016 Year in Review: Country & Border Changes

Inside this Review of 2016:

Map of election results from the UK's "Brexit" referendum on leaving the European Union
    • Country name, capital, and flag changes
    • Border changes and disputed territories 
    • Separatist states and proposed new countries
    • Recognition of disputed countries 
    • Countries joining (and leaving) international organizations
    • Sea borders and seabed claims
    • New states and provinces within countries
    • Changes to countries' coastal contours and official languages
        And in companion articles:
        Rebel Control Around the World in 2016 
        Time Zones that Changed in 2016 

        It's PolGeoNow's mission to track changes to the world's countries, borders, and territories, whether it's happening formally on the books or unofficially on the ground. When new countries appear, borders change, and territorial disputes arise or are settled, you'll hear about it here. With 2016 now concluded, here's our look back at the events of the year!

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        2016 Year in Review: Rebel Control Around the World

        The rebel control maps in this article were produced for PolGeoNow's professional conflict map subscription service. Full-size versions of all PolGeoNow conflict maps, along with territorial control timelines, are accessible to subscribers. You can learn more about our map subscriptions here. Non-subscribers can also view our collection of free sample control map reports.

        Map of fighting and territorial control in Syria's Civil War (Free Syrian Army rebels, Kurdish YPG, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Al-Nusra Front, Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), and others), updated for February 2016. Now includes terrain and major roads (highways). Highlights recent locations of conflict and territorial control changes, such as Menagh airbase, northern Aleppo, Salma, Rabia, Nubl, Baghaliya, Tishrin Dam, and more.
        Syria in February 2016

        Map of fighting and territorial control in Syria's Civil War (Free Syrian Army rebels, Kurdish YPG, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (Al-Nusra Front), Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), and others), updated to December 18, 2016. Now includes terrain and major roads (highways). Includes recent locations of conflict and territorial control changes, such as Aleppo, Palmyra, Khan al-Shih, Mayda'ani, and more. Colorblind accessible.
        Syria in December 2016

        The Year in Territorial Control Changes

        For the past three years, PolGeoNow has published a "Year in Review" article to summarize all the political geography news that's happened in the past 12 months. The 2014 and 2015 articles included news about changing territorial control in conflict zones, but because this is a major topic of its own, we've chosen to split these events into a separate article for 2016. So read on for a concise summary of last year's rebel control changes...

        See Also: 2016 Year in Review: Country & Border Changes 
         

        Syria, Iraq, and the "Islamic State"

        The Syrian Civil War continued to be the biggest armed conflict in the world through 2016, as well as a prominent example of a country whose territory isn't all controlled by the recognized government. During the past year, pro-government forces scored some major victories against the rebels, recapturing the country's second largest city and gradually increasing control in areas around the capital.