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Syria Conflict Mapping Project

The Syria Conflict Mapping Project is an initiative launched by the Carter Center's Conflict Resolution Program. The initiative examines the massive amounts of citizen-generated information related to the Syrian conflict that is available online. Specifically, the project:

  1. details the growth of opposition armed groups in each governorate within Syria;
  2. illuminates the evolution of armed opposition hierarchies at the local, regional, and national levels;
  3. documents the formation of pro-government paramilitary forces;
  4. shows the current geographic delineation of pro and anti-government forces; and
  5. provides up-to-date analysis on the current state of the conflict.
All estimates regarding the number of opposition fighters operating in any given area are based on tallies of fighters visible in online videos. While such announcements via YouTube have become common for the Syrian opposition, our estimates cannot account for individual fighters and fighting units which have not announced their establishment on the internet, and should therefore be viewed as the minimum estimates available. The data, while not exhaustive, should be seen as representative due to the fact that many of the largest and most capable armed groups operating in Syria have a strong online presence.
Reports

Nov. 7, 2014 | Aleppo Status of Forces Update

Oct. 20, 2014 | International Coalition Airstrikes Against the Islamic State in Syria

Sept. 11, 2014 | Syria Countrywide Conflict Report # 4

April 1, 2014 | Opposition Coastal Offensive Conflict Report

March 14, 2014 | Syria Countrywide Conflict Report #3

Nov. 20, 2013 | Syria Countrywide Conflict Report #2

Nov. 5, 2013 | Pro-Government Paramilitary Forces

Aug. 20, 2013 | Syria Countrywide Conflict Report #1

June 7, 2013 | Regional Conflict Report #2: Damascus

April 25, 2013 | Regional Conflict Report #1: Aleppo

Feb. 18, 2013 | Regional Conflict Report: Ras al-Ain

 

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