Middle-East Map of Control by Province

This is a map of territorial control by faction in the Middle East. Please note that resolution (and thus accuracy) is limited by the program used, and as such this map is not intended to give a completely precise view of the frontlines but rather a province-by-province breakdown of control. Countries and factions are mapped according to the exact color of their flags (with the exception of Turkey).

Smaller insurgent groups mapped include the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Hezbollah, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), and Free Syrian Army (FSA).


Red = Axis of Resistance/Shia-led governments (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Hezbollah)

Green = Predominantly Sunni governments and factions

Yellow = PKK/SDF

Yellow-Orange = Kurdistan Regional Government (northern Iraq)

Dark Blue = State of Israel

Light Blue = Azerbaijan

Orange = Armenia/Republic of Artsakh

Below is the same map without any provincial borders marked.

This map is not an endorsement or condemnation of any country, state, group, faction, movement, or ideology. Provincial borders are not intended to endorse any territorial claim by any state, faction, or movement.

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