On March 20, US President Donald Trump published defense intelligence agency maps comparing ISIS influence in 2017 and 2019. The map was intended to show a large success in the US war on ISIS in the region.
At the same time, it officially confirmed earlier reports that ISIS has a wide influence within the Idlib de-escalation zone, which is controlled by the so-called moderate opposition, and a part of northeastern Syria occupied by the US with assistance from the SDF. Significant chunks of ISIS influence also remain in Iraq.
A large ISIS presence can also be observed near the US-held military base of al-Tanf.
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