First map from AP show the areas the ISIS/ISIL/IS/xyz monsters are supposedly in control of at this moment in time. Second map, supposedly from the monsters themselves show their future intentions. From both we can clearly see that Assad's army is depleted and what's left is too far stretched. You can't defeat an enemy that is fighting you from various points of the land and your own Sunni citizens are in league with it. Assad is probably hoping to hold on to the Shiite, Alawite, Christian and secular Sunni stronghold of Damascus and areas around it ... and let the devil reign free outside it.
Map showing the main cities controlled by IS militants in Iraq and Syria and highlighting Quneira and Amerli pic.twitter.com/HqnI4rxIuz
— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) August 28, 2014
#ISIS map showing #Jordan and #SaudiArabia as their next targets. This as they prepare to fire scuds at #Israel. pic.twitter.com/M0bU34YlAt
— AmericanDefenseNews (@AmDefNews) July 4, 2014