Interactive: The web of conflicts and alliances in the war with Isis

Ever since Turkey began shelling Kurdish fighters who were themselves fighting Isis, the situation in the Middle East has become even more complicated.

This graphic gives a flavour of the inherent complexities in Iraq and Syria and the current conflict. Click on a group to see its relationship with other actors in the war. Disable the lines by clicking on the group again, or leave them all on to see the myriad web of alliances and states of war that exist.

Annotations for the relationships are provided below.

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