This map, released by our friends from 24 Resistance Axis, provides a general look at the military situation in Syria on December 31, 2017. According to the map, the Damascus government is noow in control of 100,120.03 km² – 51.9% of Syria. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces control 47,533.14 km², mostly in northern and eastern Syria – 24.6% of the country. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies control 20,852.18 km² – 10.8% of the country. The Turkish Armed Forces and Turkish proxies control 7,101 km² – 3,7% of Syria. ISIS still keeps official presence in about 16,109.4 km² – 8.4% of the country. However, the group has a large network of sleeper cells across Syria.
The Syrian military, backed by Iran and Russia, is now focused on liberating the Beit Jinn pocket in west of Damascus and the militant-held areas in southern Idlib and southern Aleppo. The situation also remains tense in the Eastern Ghouta region east of Damascus where Ahrar al-Sham and Jaish al-Islam resist to the Syrian Army.