Thursday, March 26, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
Iraqi Security Forces, Shi'a militias, and the Popular Mobilization have begun to shell Tikrit. Shelling may disrupt ISIS within the city, making further advances to clear ISIS possible. Shelling will also likely inflict civilian casualties, which may have divisive consequences within the Popular Mobilization.
For full report: http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/iraq-situation-report-march-18-20-2015
The success or failure of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan has reached a critical juncture. Far from defeated, the ongoing Afghan insurgency remains a serious challenge and threatens to reverse hard-won prior gains.
For full report: http://www.understandingwar.org/report/taliban-resurgent-threats-afghanistans-security
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
Various Iraqi forces are pressuring ISIS on three different fronts, all of which are of strategic importance to the organization. ISIS will therefore likely attempt to escalate its attacks elsewhere to divert the resources of these forces.
For full report: http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/iraq-situation-report-march-12-13-2015