Syria Region: Conflicts Without Borders; Four Theaters of Conflict and Humanitarian Operation

Conflicts Without Borders refers to a conflict in one country that draws in other governments and non-state actors, exacerbates stresses and conflict in the neighboring countries, and generates displacement across borders. This product visualizes a regional humanitarian emergency, as well as dividing it into four distinct but overlapping theaters: Northern Syria and Turkey, Western Syria and Lebanon, Southern Syria and Jordan, and Eastern Syria and Iraq. Each regional theater highlights areas of influence of the Asad regime, ISIL, Jabhat-al-Nusra, Kurdish elements, and moderate opposition groups as well as contested areas. Areas of influence are current for Iraq as of August 20, 2014, and current for Syria as of September 5, 2014. The map also details key events in the conflict and provides information on displacement of affected populations both internally and into surrounding countries.

Maps by US Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit

  • Updated 12 January 2022 | Dataset date: June 11, 2015-June 11, 2015
    This dataset updates: Never
    Data as of June 11, 2015. The "Syria Border Crossings" dataset contains verified data about the geographic location (point geometry) and name of border crossings for Syria. Compiled by the U.S. Department of State, Humanitarian Information Unit (, each attribute in the dataset is verified against multiple sources. Locations are only accurate down to the city level. The data contained herein is entirely unclassified and is current as of 16 April 2015. The data is updated as needed. This dataset is primarily hosted on the State GeoNode, the open geographic data platform of the U.S. Department of State.