March 21, 2018

What's left of Daesh in Syria

Featuring Nicholas Heras

Source: Agence France-Presse (Reprinted in the Daily Star)

The Islamic State militant group, whose self-proclaimed "caliphate" disintegrated last year, still controls pockets of territory in Syria.

The organisation's fighters even took control of a small neighbourhood in southern Damascus this week, in a surprise nighttime operation that took advantage of the vacuum left by the evacuation of another armed group.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, ISIS controls less than five percent of Syria.

Read the full article on Daily Star.

  • Nicholas Heras

    Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. He is also a Senior Analyst at the Jamestown Found...