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The following images are screenshots from the website which provides an interactive geopolitical map of different regions. They are taken over a 4 month period, between the end of June 2015 to today and focus on the spread of ISIS throughout Syria and Iraq. It uses twitter and other feeds to give a good snapshot of whats happening in the region, and who controls certain strategic locations.

It highlights how the spread of ISIS within Syria has begun to dissipate under airstrikes by the RuAF and further advancements by the SAA. At the end of June ISIS had controlled almost 2/3 of Syria and around half of Iraq. Today it appears that an effective coordination of airstrikes and army advancements has helped to weaken them.

The last photo is taken from the twitter feed which reportedly shows that both ISIS and the "rebels" have actually gained some ground since this the RuAF begun airstrikes 21 September.

June 2015

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October 2015

NYTGraphics - Who gained ground since Russian airstrikes.