Friday, February 27, 2015
In the week following the Ukrainian surrender of Debaltseve, a strategic rail junction between the separatist strongholds of Donetsk and Luhansk, the conflict has exhibited a pattern of hostilities reminiscent of the frequently violated ceasefire period from September 2014 to January 2015.
For full report: http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/ukraine-crisis-update-february-27-2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Rebel Forces Repel Regime Advance North of Aleppo: The success of rebel forces in blunting and reversing the regime offensive north of Aleppo city indicates that regime forces remain unable to decisively complete the encirclement of Aleppo without the risk of overextension.
For full report: http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/syria-situation-report-february-17-23-2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
The ISF and Shi’a religious establishment responded to calls from security forces and tribal leaders in Baghdadi to reinforce them and break the ISIS siege of the town, which falls just outside of al-Asad airbase west of Hit.
For full report: http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/iraq-situation-report-february-19-20-2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Iran Raises its Posture in Southern Syria: The appearance of IRGC Quds Force commander General Qassem Suleimani along regime frontlines in northern Dera’a Province validates reports indicating that Iranian and Hezbollah forces are handling command-and-control for the ongoing regime offensive in the region.
For full report: http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/syria-situation-report-february-10-17-2015