Map. History of ISIS conflict

22 February 2018
The military aircraft launched several air raids targeting the city of Al-Jalaa today afternoon.
Deir-ez-Zur Eastern countryside: Military aircraft launched several raids in addition to artillery and missile attacks targeting a Hajin city, and there were no casualties among civilians.
Africa Sahel Maghreb "going to be a test case" of whether international community can be effective vs. terror with out large scale military campaigns , per NCC's LtGen Nagata
Syrian Army reached outskirts of al-Jalaa after captured al-Qataa and hills - East Deir ez-zor
"We just don't have the resources that are needed" per @cwormuth "I don't think Santa Claus is coming with a bag of money" re counter terror in North Africa
With Africa counter terror, "If we want to be really successful I think we need to be reaching for the diplomatic tools" says fmr Under Secretary of Defense @cwormuth
"When big military gets involved… we run the risk of driving moderates underground" per @jmclaughlinSAIS re CT in Africa
"Are military solutions helpful? Yes of course," per @jmclaughlinSAIS "I think it ought to focus on the fusion of special operations and intelligence" re counter terror in Africa
"A lot of things combine to make this a more fertile environment for terrorist plotting and activity… makes classic counterterrorism much harder than just about anywhere else" per @jmclaughlinSAIS re Africa
Problem of terror/extremism in North Africa, Maghreb "deserves the highest attention" per fmr @CIA deputy director @jmclaughlinSAIS
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Russian DM: Russian air force supports the attack of Kurdish forces east of the Euphrates River in Syria.
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Russian Defense Ministry: Kurdish factions in Syria are ready to ensure the safety of our troops on the east coast of the Euphrates River.
New generation of jihadists are "fast food" jihadists because they are radicalized so quickly, says @BrandeisU's Dr. Mohammed Masbah, speaking about Morocco, where he says "Radicalization is on the rise"
Biggest concern for terror/foreign fighters in north Africa - "What's going to happen when those of them who are currently in prison get out?" asks Nat Defense University's Cragin, with most only incarcerated for 4-5 years
ISIS using internet, alQaida in Islamic Maghreb doing in person for recruitment, per Cragin
In Algeria, "It doesn't seem to be that IS [ISIS] and AQIM are competing for the same recruits" per National Defense University's Dr. Kim Kragin @CSISMidEast
Indonesia's leading ISIS militant Bahrun Naim, is believed to be killed in Syria according to chatter on social media. He was behind 2016 Jakarta terror attack
The Forces of Allah's Promise (Brigade 33) announce their readiness for Phase II of Badia Ba'aj cleansing operation. Statement also mentions they are prepared to deal with insurgent tactics during the next set of operations because ISIS has withdrawn deep into the steppe.2 Mesiac Pred
The Forces of Allah's Promise (Brigade 33) announce their readiness for Phase II of Badia Ba'aj cleansing operation. Statement also mentions they are prepared to deal with insurgent tactics during the next set of operations because ISIS has withdrawn deep into the steppe.
"Everyone of them is a bomb wherever he is" per Algeria's Amb Riache "They are connected among themselves" with internet and social media
Key thing to know about ISIS foreignfighters, "they're really very simple people" per Morocco's Tamek. with "very superficial" knowledge of Islamic texts
Definite threat from potential returnees from ISIS' so-called caliphate, says Morocco's Amb. Mohamed Salah Tamek
Combating terrorism/extremism not just via military might- national reconciliation also needed, says Algeria's Amb. Riache
ISIS Hunters found and eliminated leader of ISIS group, which earlier captured and executed two Russian fighters. Special operation conducted north to AbuKamal
"They were convinced there is no hope that their situation will ever change" per Tunisia's Akrout
Young people turning to terror, radicalizing "because of feeling of frustration…indignation" per Tunisia national sec adviser Rear Adm. (Ret.) Kamel Akrout @CSISMidEast
ISIS still has "some small pockets that are able to provide some resistance" in Iraq, Syria, per coalition official, citing 200-person ISIS counterattack several days ago
East Syria: ISIS carried out a twin SVBIED attack blowing up gatherings of pro-Assad forces West of Salhiyah.
Many airstrikes by warplanes targeted town of Al-Megaodah in the countryside of Al Bukamal
Now ISIS is claiming it shot down a Syrian warplane around al-Bukamal
Deir ez-Zur Eastern countryside: The ISIS targets the forces of the government and its militias with a car bomb on the outskirts of the village of Salhiya in the countryside of Bu Kamal in the battles
IDPs from Deir Al Zour who were rescued by SDF and settled in the Sedê Camp in Shaddadi, are returning to their villages that have been cleared of mines The 1st group left for Abu Khasab, Kasra, Suwar, Birsera, Jawhar, Jazrat, Shihel and Diban today and the 2d group in a few days
East Syria: another Iranian commander (Mansour Hafshajani, IRGC) killed on Abu Kemal front.
Aircraft reportedly crashed near Al Buqamal, 2 pilots were captured by ISIS near Al Baqan village
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Mattis on ISIS-Libya:"You saw us push them on their back-foot in JAN, We've done it again a couple of months ago-We're doing it as we speak"
East Syria: aftermath of ISIS SVBIED which blew up a checkpoint on road to Sukhnah outskirts.2 Mesiac Pred
East Syria: aftermath of ISIS SVBIED which blew up a checkpoint on road to Sukhnah outskirts.
YPG Spox Nuri Mahmud talking about the liberation of northern Deir Al Zour
Pictures of SyAF/RuAF raids on Salehiya village East DeirEzzor
6 Russian Tu-22M3 bombers hit ISIS targets in Deir-ez-Zur
YPG announce defeat of ISIS east of Euphrates
Destroyed ISIS Toyota Land Cruiser / ZPU-2
Destroyed ISIS Toyota Land Cruiser / ZPU-2
Abu Kemal. Destroyed MT-LB inside the town.
YPG claims capturing all Deir Azzur countryside from ISIS, with support from both US coalition and Russia
Russian and YPG military officials held a joint press briefing regarding the fight against IS
The Arabic text for statement today by Russian military officials and SDF officials in Deir Ez-Zor
Syrian Army reached near al-Qataa after significant advance from al-Salihiyah Deir Ez-zor
Gunmen next to the Egyptian army of the tribe of Tarabin near the village of Baris south of the city of Rafah Sinai
SAA Tiger forces advance to Al-Bukamal city from Al-Salhiha village , captured 8 villages
Separate US airstrikes leave 8 ISIS militants dead in East of Afghanistan2 Mesiac Pred
Separate US airstrikes leave 8 ISIS militants dead in East of Afghanistan
Heavy firing from all military installations south of Sheikh al-Zuwaid in a precautionary manner
The @BeAirForce F16 mission 'Operation Desert Falcon' against DAESH in the Middle East is entering its last month. Before the end of the year, all aircraft return to Belgium after an extended 18 month mission. Our Dutch colleagues take over. Reliable partner for our allies
6 killed and 11 wounded in a suicide attack in eastern city Jalalalabd. Afghanistan
Five civilians killed and seven others wounded in a blast in Jalalabad city on Sunday afternoon, local officials confirmed
Libya- The LNA declared Benghazi captured in July, 5 months later, fighting is still ongoing in small pockets of resistance, mainly in the Sidi Khrebesh area downtown; LNA al-Saiqa armor and improvised SP artillery on technical pounding militants' positions:
Dubious claim by a previously unheard of Coptic group alleges al-Rawda mosque attack in Egypt carried out by militant Christians. Claim circulated across many pro-ISIS Telegram channels
Destruction aftermath warplanes airstrikes targeted al-Salihiyah village in Abu-al-Kamal countryside
SDF has captured Suwaydan Jazira from ISIS
A photo showing several American soldiers standing next to Maghawir Al Thawra (Revolutionary Commando Army) one of the FSA Groups supported by the coalition near Tanf Area2 Mesiac Pred
A photo showing several American soldiers standing next to Maghawir Al Thawra (Revolutionary Commando Army) one of the FSA Groups supported by the coalition near Tanf Area
CIA Director: 'Great risk' in ISIS migrating to Africa including Niger, Libya and Somalia after fall of caliphate in Iraq and Syria
Iraq's forces have reportedly cleared around 70% of the Jazirah region that runs from western Anbar all the way up to Ninawa province. Da'ish have used this desert as a safe haven as they fled major cities. Baghdad hasn't controlled this desert since 2003