The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies have made significant progress across Syria this year, seizing all of the rebel territories south of the Hama Governorate.
As a result of their advances,the Syrian government now finds themselves in control of an estimated 60 percent of Syria.
While the government controls more than half of Syria, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) enjoy control of at least 25 percent of the country, which is basically most of the Al-Hasakah and Al-Raqqa governorates, along with some parts of the Deir Ezzor and Aleppo provinces.
The Syrian opposition factions have seen the largest decline in their territories this year, as their forces, including the jihadist groups, control an estimated 8-10 percent of Syria.
The Islamic State lost most of their territory in 2017; however, 2018 has not been any nicer for the terrorist group, as they find themselves in control of only 2 percent of Syria.
Lastly, the US-led Coalition troops maintain control of the last 5 percent of Syria, which is primarily the vast Tanf region in southeast Homs.