Friday, October 2, 2015

Confirmed Iranian Personnel Sightings in Iraq: October 2014 - October 2015

by: Andrew Haddad and ISW Iraq Team

Key Take-away: This map depicts confirmed locations of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commanders in Iraq between October 2014 and October 2015. Orange markers indicate where IRGC personnel were spotted in an area witnessing active military operations. Grey markers indicate where the personnel were spotted in non-military settings, such as meetings. It is likely that IRGC personnel were likely present in areas witnessing military operations by Iranian-backed Iraqi Shi’a militias in advisory capacities at a minimum.