30 June, 2015

Syrian Civil War Control Map: June 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 late June 2015. Highlights recent locations of conflict and territorial control changes, such as Palmyra, Ariha, Tel Abyad, Ayn Issa, and Hasakah, Kobani, and Suwayda.

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

Since late May, rebels have consolidated their power in Syria's northwest, Kurdish forces have extended their control across most of the border with Turkey, and the Islamic State continues advancing in the direction of Damascus.

See all this and more on the newest update to PolGeoNow's popular Syria control map, which includes a timeline of changes since our previous Syria map report in May.

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  • 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 Tel Abyad, Ayn Issa, Hasakah, Kobani, Palmyra, Ariha, Suwayda, and more.
  • Timeline of important events and changes to territorial control since May 24, 2015, with links to sources.

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23 June, 2015

Yemen's Civil War: Map of Control in June 2015

This is part of a series of Yemen maps and infographics created in collaboration between PolGeoNow and CIGeography. Part 1 was the Map & Infographic of Foreign Military Deployments in Yemen, and Part 2 was War in Yemen: Map of Territorial Control (April 2015).

Map of territorial control in Yemen as of June 22, 2015, about two months into 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-V├ęzian and Evan Centanni (click to enlarge). All rights reserved.
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Timeline by Djordje Djukic, with additional reporting by Evan Centanni

Houthi Control Spreading Despite Saudi Airstrikes
Since our previous Yemen control map update in early April, Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners have continued their air and sea campaign in support of the ousted Yemeni government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, supported by parts of the Yemeni military and allied local and southern forces. But two months into the intervention, their opponents, the northern Houthi rebels and forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, have continued to expand eastward. Meanwhile, Al Qaeda fighters have consolidated their control in parts of eastern Yemen, and the port city of Aden is still divided by frequent battles.

10 June, 2015

Map of Rebel Control in Mali: June 2015

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Map of territorial control in Mali as of June 2015. Includes separatist rebel control (CMA, MNLA, MAA, HCUA) and locations of UN peacekeeper (MINUSMA) deployments, as well as the location of a brief takeover by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).
Map by Evan Centanni, modified from this map by Orionist, Carport, and NordNordWest. License: CC BY-SA.
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Separatist Return to Power
At the time of our last Mali rebel control map report, separatist rebels had just allowed the Malian government to resume control of the north as part of a ceasefire agreement ahead of elections. The rebels had for a time resumed control of the region after a French-led military intervention pushed out the religiously-oriented rebel groups who had usurped the initial separatist rebellion. In July 2013, Mali's territory was again united for the first time in over a year.

05 June, 2015

Vatican City Administration Recognizes Palestine as a Country (map)

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Map of countries that recognize the State of Palestine as an independent country, updated for June 2015 with recent addition Vatican City (Holy See) highlighted
Click to enlarge: Countries recognizing the State of Palestine in green, with most recent addition highlighted. Palestine in magenta (circled). Map by Evan Centanni, modified from public domain graphic (source).
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28 May, 2015

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

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Detailed map of Boko Haram's territorial control in its war with Nigeria, marking each town reportedly under the group's control in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa states. Includes key recent locations, such as Gwoza, Marte, and the Sambisa Forest.

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Even as evidence mounts of Boko Haram's ties to the Islamic State, the Nigerian rebel group has been driven from most of its recently-held territory. Yet as Nigeria's new president prepares to take office, Boko Haram may already be making a comeback.

This map report illustrates areas of known and possible Boko Haram control in Nigeria, and for the first time shows the full area of the Sambisa Forest, the rebels' last-resort hideout. The report includes a summary and timeline of events since our previous Boko Haram control map in March.

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  • Summary and detailed timeline of territorial changes and major events since late March, with links to sources.

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