This map provides a general look at the military situation in Syria on July 23, 2018:
- Pro-government forces entered a final stage of retaking parts of southern Syria, which had been controlled by the Free Syrian Army and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda). Currently, they are finalizing their operation to recover weapons from the surrendered militants and to secure the recent gains. After this, government forces will start working to liberate the small area controlled by ISIS east of the Golan Heights.
- Most of civilians and members of the National Defense Forces (NDF) evacuated from the villages of al-Fu’ah and Kafriya in eastern Idlib. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and its allies entered the area.
- Reports are appearing that the Syrian Army and its allies are preparing a military operation against militants in northern Latakia and southern Idlib. This area is used by militants to launch armed UAVs at Russian military facilities in the province of Latakia.
- The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are slowly developing their operation against ISIS in the border area with Iraq.