Iranian, Iranian Proxies and Russian Forces Presence on the Ground 2017-Present

This map is a rough approximation of Iranian forces, specifically, reported IRGC positions and Iranian-backed proxies that include a number of groups, including but not limited to: Lebanese Hezbollah, Iraqi Asaib Ahl Al-Haq, Najuba  and Abu Al-Fadhal Al-Abbas units, and Afghani-Pakistani Fatimiyoun and Zaynabiyoon units. The map also reviews reported presence of Russian forces within Syria. Because verification and triangulation of these three groups of armed combatants can be difficult, PDC has sourced information from 2017 until the present from eye witness statements from inside Syria in conjunction with open source information to create this map.