The so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS/ISIL) has continued a bloody insurgency in Syria’s central desert, while fighting between Kurdish- and Turkish-led forces has carried on sporadically, amid other intermittent conflicts.
Revised and refined map of territorial control across Somalia, showing the situation as things stand amid the country’s ongoing federal elections crisis, plus the extent of the recent ASWJ resurgence.
Al Shabaab claims villages in disputed Puntland-Somaliland region, former ASWJ militia members seize a onetime stronghold, and our new review of available data brings improvements to the map’s accuracy.
While control lines remain stable between government and rebel forces, the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) has lost its last firmly-held desert outpost. Map now shows areas of dispersed IS operational presence.
Though control lines have changed only subtly since May, Somalia’s federal-aligned forces have driven Al Shabaab from Kurtunwarey, the first district capital captured in battle by either side since 2018.
For the first time, our Iraq control map illustrates which areas of northern Iraq are controlled by Turkey as part of its campaign to defeat PKK rebels.
Estimates of so-called “Islamic State” (IS) control in Syria have shrunk to include only a single gas field, while joint Russian-Turkish peacekeepers have begun patrolling the front lines between rebels and the Assad government.
Somalia’s pro-federal coalition has made small gains against Al Qaeda affiliate Al Shabaab, while deadly infighting has erupted in Jubaland state, and the veteran ASWJ militia has been forcibly dissolved.
The Assad government has gained more ground against rebels in the northwest, while the latest Russia-Turkey deal has replaced the now-obsolete “buffer zone” with a new “security corridor” along the frontlines.
Forces loyal to the Assad government have made major gains in and around rebel-held Idlib province, reestablishing government control along the entire Damascus-Aleppo highway for the first time in eight years.