This map provides a general look at the military situation in Syria and Iraq on December 25, 2017:
- Iraqi security forces (ISF) have established control over the village of Bunjihah that had been controlled by forces of the Kurdish Regional Government. Thus, ISF troops have secured the road that links the cities of Kirkuk and Mosul.
- The Syrian military is deploying reinforcements to southern Aleppo and northern Hama for the upcoming operation against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) in the province of Idlib.
- Syrian troops have advanced against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in the Beit Jinn pocket in southern Syria. Now, the Syrian Army controls the road between the militant-held towns of Beit Jinn and Mughr al-Mir.