Mixed Turkish and Syrian rebel control

Kurdish

control

Mosul

Raqqa

Barisha

Erbil

Rebel control

US aircraft took off for the 70 minute flight to Barisha from Erbil. They returned shortly after 3.30am

Homs

Syria

Damascus

150 km

Regime

control

150 miles

Mixed Turkish

and Syrian rebel

control

Turkey

Akçakale

Kobani

Kurdish

control

Aleppo

Mosul

Raqqa

Barisha

Erbil

Idlib

US aircraft, mostly twin-rotor CH-47 helicopters, took off for the 70 minute flight to Barisha from Erbil. They returned shortly after 3.30am

Deir ez-Zor

Rebel control

Regime control

Euphrates

River

Homs

Syria

Iraq

Damascus

Baghdad

Jordan

100 km

100 miles