The State of Syria: Q4 2019 – Q1 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…

Syria Enters Its 10th Year of War

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…

Regional Overview: Middle East
8-14 March 2020

Last week in the Middle East, key developments include: continued fighting across most frontlines in Yemen; an escalation in Iraq following fatal rocket attacks against an Iraqi military base that hosts coalition forces; the maintenance of the Turkey-Syria ceasefire in northwestern Syria; and an overall decrease in demonstration events regionally due to fears of spreading…