The Islamic State has been losing ground in Iraq due to the intervention of two rival air powers: the U.S. and Arab coalition in the west, and an Iranian effort in the east. However, the extremist group has made gains near a major base housing U.S. troops.
See all that and more on this major update to our map of territorial control in Iraq, the first since October. The map and report detail various changes to the control situation on the ground, and also contain updates to the provinces and cities of the Kurdistan region.
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Exclusive report includes:
- Up-to-date map of current territorial control in Iraq, color-coded for the Iraqi government, ISIS/Islamic State extremists, and Kurdish Peshmerga forces
- Detailed indication of town-by-town control, including provincial boundaries, all major cities, and many smaller ones
- Markers for key areas of recent fighting such as Sinjar, Mosul, Al Asad Airbase, the site of the Barwanah massacre, and more
- Timeline of changes to the situation since October, compiled by our Iraq specialist, with links to sources
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