The map is based on:
- Wikipedia: template map detailed Iraq war.
- Wikipedia: Syrian civil war (includes more detail on other parts of Syria not shown here).
- Russia Today: ISIS Inc. ...
Notice please that by labeling certain countries as supporting the terrorists or the legitimate governments I am just stating the obvious in terms geopolitic. I have no sympathies whatsoever for the Islamic regime of Iran nor for any fascists of any religion nor whatever other shade but right now, the Fascist Islamist terror in the area is being clearly supported by the US imperial forces, including by Washington itself in spite of all the ambivalent blah-blah.
One question may arise here: who supports the Kurds? Nobody but themselves in general terms. It is true that they are currently in unstable symbiosis with the central authorities of Syria and Iraq but otherwise they are on their own. Also they are the most respectable of all factions without doubt.