Sunday, October 21, 2012

Syria Civil War Maps Batch Ten- October 2012

Another guest post by FSSP

Libyan War Maps 
Syrian Arab Spring Protest Maps - Batch One
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Two - Syrian Air Defenses 
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Three - Twitter and News Update Maps 
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Four - The Soccer Map  
Syria Civil War Maps: Batch Five - Ceasefire Violations
Syria Civil War Maps: Batch Six - Houla   
Syria Civil War Maps: Batch Seven - June 2012    
Syria Civil War Maps: Batch Eight - Battle of Damascus 
Syria Civil War Maps: Batch Nine - September 2012 
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Ten - October 2012 
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Eleven - Propaganda Maps
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Twelve - First Quarter 2013

Syria Civil War Maps Batch Thirteen - Chemical Weapons Attack?
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Fourteen - Israel Strikes Again
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Fifteen - Second Quarter 2013
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Sixteen - The Coming Western Intervention
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Seventeen - Al Qaedastan in Iraq and Syria

Cartographer Bjoern created a Google Maps Maps which shows downed Syrian Arab Republic (SAR; pro-Assad government) air force jets and helicopters.  Bjoern recognizes not all the reports are verifiable.  It clear from the map that most of heavy fighting is in the north of the country.  Interestingly, this mirrors the heavy rivalry the French encouraged between Damascus and Aleppo during the Mandate.


View Syria: downed aerial vehicles. in a larger map

A BBC map making the e-mail rounds shows the border towns of Akcakale, Turkey and Tel Abyad, Syria.  It was from Tel Abyad that SAR forces first fired into Turkey earlier this month.  It is something to see how close the fighting must have been.


A growing side theater of the Syrian Civil War is the reigniting of conflict between the Turkey and the Marxist-nationalist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).  A McClatchy News Service graphic sourced with Turkish Army data states Turkey has declared part of Syria a no-go area.  It will be interesting to see if Turkey enforces this ban.


Analysis Intelligence created an interactive map showing Jihadist group activities in Syria by region and time.  Sadly, the al Qaeda in Iraq front group al Nusra Front, which has openly stated its desire to spread jihad in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq, is growing.


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