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Two maps created by an independent researcher of the Syrian war provide a good idea of how 2014 has unfolded militarily, as the year draws to a close and a U.S.-led campaign of airstrikes against jihadis has been added to an already complicated, horrifically destructive conflict.One map, from March 15, represents the situation after Free Syrian Army militias pushed ISIS militants out of Idlib province, the city of Aleppo and some of Aleppo province.After ISIS swept through much of Deir al-Zor province during the summer and established a presence in the city, the group now holds more territory.In Deraa and Qunaitra provinces in the south, the rebels have made gains against regime forces, particularly in the last two months.Over the year, FSA-aligned militias have lost significant territory in Idlib province to Islamist groups, and particularly to Al-Qaeda's affiliate the Nusra Front. The regime also retains pockets of control in the northeastern cities of Hassakeh and Qamishli, although Kurdish militias and ISIS control most of the province.
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