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The State of Syria: Q4 2020 – Q1 2021

23 April 2021

In this edition of ACLED’s State of Syria infographic series, Syria Research Manager Muaz A. maps key developments in the conflict between the fourth quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021. Past editions of the control map can be found below. For an explanation of ACLED’s methodology for mapping territorial control in Syria, click…

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The State of Syria: Q3 2020 – Q4 2020

22 February 2021

In this edition of ACLED’s State of Syria infographic series, Syria Research Manager Muaz A. maps key developments in the conflict between the third quarter and fourth quarter of 2020. Past editions of the control map can be found below. For an explanation of ACLED’s methodology for mapping territorial control in Syria, click here. © 2021…

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The State of Syria: Q2 2020 – Q3 2020

12 October 2020

In this edition of ACLED’s State of Syria infographic series, Syria Research Manager Muaz A. maps key developments in the conflict between the second quarter and third quarter of 2020. Past editions of the control map can be found below. For an explanation of ACLED’s methodology for mapping territorial control in Syria, click here. © 2020…

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A Closer Look at Abductions and Forced Disappearances Across the Globe

28 August 2020

On 30 August, the world marks the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances to recognize those who have vanished during periods of conflict and repression. In this infographic, ACLED Research Analyst Curtis Goos examines our latest data on abduction/forced disappearance events around the globe. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project…

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A Sudden Surfacing of Strength: Evaluating the Possibility of an IS Resurgence in Iraq and Syria

24 July 2020

Evaluating an IS Resurgence The historical moment in which the Islamic State (IS) exploded into global infamy was unique. In 2011, three years before the emergence of the caliphate, the Arab Spring had begun to destabilize political orders across the Middle East. In Syria, the uprising quickly morphed into a full-fledged civil war. Fighters from…

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The State of Syria: Q1 2020 – Q2 2020

14 July 2020

In this edition of ACLED’s State of Syria infographic series, Syria Research Manager Muaz A. maps key developments in the conflict between the first quarter and second quarter of 2020. Past editions of the control map can be found below. For an explanation of ACLED’s methodology for mapping territorial control in Syria, click here. © 2020…

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Call Unanswered: A Review of Responses to the UN Appeal for a Global Ceasefire

13 May 2020

On 23 March, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for a global coronavirus ceasefire (UN News, 23 March 2019). The truce would allow pandemic responses to be carried out in areas that are usually too dangerous for medical personnel to access due to ongoing conflict, and could also create opportunities for negotiations between belligerents.  Unfortunately, the…

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The State of Syria: Q4 2019 – Q1 2020

17 April 2020

In this edition of ACLED’s State of Syria infographic series, Syria Research Manager Muaz A. maps key developments in the Syrian conflict during the last quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020. Past editions and further analysis of the Syrian conflict can be found here. For an explanation of ACLED’s methodology for mapping territorial…

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Syria Enters Its 10th Year of War

19 March 2020

On 15 March 2020, Syria entered its 10th year of war. Although ACLED data show an overall decrease in violence over the course of 2019, the war in Syria remains the most active conflict in the world,1 and one of the deadliest for civilians. In the year since 15 March 2019, ACLED records almost 19,000…

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The (Re)Conquest of Northern Syria

17 October 2019

Turkey’s recent assault in northeastern Syria, which follows months of regime consolidation in the northwest, has the potential to even further advance regime gains across Syria. In the third quarter of 2019, the Syrian regime and its allies finally made substantial territorial gains against rebel and Islamist groups in northern Hama and southern Idleb provinces…

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