Detailed updates from Islamic State militant-held areas of Ninewa province gathered by Iraq Oil Report's network of reporters and contacts.

Inside Mosul: Dec. 17, 2016

  • Iraqi forces resume heavy fighting in the Wadha neighborhood towards Salam hospital
  • Food and fuel shortages worsen further, also affecting IS militants
  • Mosul hospital receives dozens of IS militant corpses
  • Airstrikes target IS-occupied buildings in New Mosul neighborhood

Inside Mosul: Dec. 15, 2016

  • CTS find IS militants hiding out in Zahra neighborhood
  • IS fighters continue to mortar liberated Muthana and Zuhur neighborhoods
  • Airstrikes target IS on Right Bank
  • Hashid forces repel IS attack near Tal Afar

Inside Mosul: Dec. 14, 2016

  • CTS fully liberate Falah neighborhood
  • 9th and 16th Division units work to close highway gap on Left Bank
  • Humanitarian crisis worsens on Right Bank
  • Airstrikes destroy VBIED factory in industrial zone on Left Bank
  • Reinforcements arrive at Q-West airbase ahead of southern offensive

Inside Mosul: Dec. 13, 2016

  • CTS liberates Falah area
  • Intense fighting in Muthana neighborhood
  • Iraqi forces shell IS positions around Mosul airport ahead of offensive
  • IS kills several civilians attending a burial; forced displacements continue
  • Iraqi forces launch offensive on Albu Saif near Mosul airport

Inside Mosul: Dec. 12, 2016

  • IS militants on the Right Bank confiscate civilian stockpiles of fuel
  • IS militants kill civilians, accusing some of allegiance to security forces
  • Several airstrikes hit IS targets, destroying weapons, ammo, and VBIEDs, and killing at least one high-ranking leader
  • CTS forces discover site of IS-run torture prison
  • Hashid forces liberate Um al-Shababeet village

Inside Mosul: Dec. 11, 2016

  • CTS kills two senior IS militants as fighting continues in Falah
  • IS continues shelling liberated and contested neighborhoods, mainly Noor
  • Airstrikes severely damage Old Bridge, further hampering transit across Tigris
  • Electricity Ministry plans to restore power to liberated neighborhoods via Mosul dam
  • IS cell wearing police uniforms apprehended in Hammam al-Alil

Inside Mosul: Dec. 10, 2016

  • CTS forces seize bazaar between Muthanna and Zuhur neighborhoods
  • CTS and 16th Division penetrate Muthanna neighborhood
  • Iraqi forces gain control of the Mishraq and Tamim neighborhoods
  • IS cell in Qayarah arrested after bout of grenade attacks

Inside Mosul: Dec. 8, 2016

  • Airstrikes hit several IS targets on the Left Bank
  • CTS forces enter al-Siha neighborhood
  • IS militants launch mortar attacks on Bawiza, killing civilians

Inside Mosul: Dec. 7, 2016 (CORRECTED)

  • CTS forces start liberate Ilam, Musarif and and Siha neighborhoods, begin fight for Noor neighborhood
  • 9th Armored Division continues assault toward Tigris riverbank from southeast
  • IS fighters force civilians from several contested Left Bank neighborhoods to flee westward
  • Airstrike destroys IS weapons and ammunition dump in Fasaliya area

Inside Mosul: Dec. 6, 2016

  • Special report on food and fuel availability in IS-held and contested areas
  • Federal Police continue shelling southern neighborhoods
  • CTS claim to kill IS leader of Left Bank military operations
  • Major 9th Armored Division raid on Mithaq and Wadha neighborhoods
  • In change of policy, Iraqi government flyer drops ask civilians to leave homes

Inside Mosul: Dec. 5, 2016

  • CTS fights intense street battles in Barid neighborhood
  • IS sets up sniper nests in Qaddisyah
  • Residents complain about fuel shortages as winter weather worsens
  • Airstrikes target IS outpost in Zuhur
  • Hashid forces repel IS attacks at Tal Afar airport

Inside Mosul: Dec. 4, 2016

  • CTS begins assault on Barid neighborhood
  • IS militants force civilians to abandon Noor neighborhood
  • Several civilians killed by IS sniper fire in southeastern neighborhoods
  • Civilians suffering from severe food and fuel shortages on Right Bank

Inside Mosul: Dec. 3, 2016

  • CTS forces battle to liberate Sukar neighborhood
  • 16th Division and Ninewa Guards clear northern villages, preparing to open a new front in the urban offensive
  • IS conducts majorcounter-attacks against Iraqi forces under heavy fog
  • IS militants begin destroying walls around Mosul University campus

Inside Mosul: Dec. 1, 2016

  • Iraqi forces foiled a two-pronged IS operation to sneak behind front lines on the Left Bank
  • IS snipers have killed at least 15 children since the start of urban fighting
  • IS militants on the Right Bank are rebasing to civilian buildings, often keeping residents in place as human shields
  • Motivated by worsening conditions, Muslawis in contested areas show greater inclination to leave their homes

Inside Mosul: Nov. 30, 2016

  • CTS liberate Barid neighborhood
  • IS militants light more oil fires on Left Bank, conduct reprisal killings against civilians
  • Civilians report dramatically improved cellphone signal on all networks
  • Barrage of coalition and Iraqi airstrikes hit multiple IS targets, killing dozens of militants

Inside Mosul: Nov. 29, 2016

  • CTS liberate Zuhur neighborhood
  • IS militants put up strong defense of Falah, Barid and Hadbah neighborhoods
  • Logistical problems for IS due to destruction of Mosul bridges
  • Hashid forces continue to consolidate around Tal Afar
  • Sunni tribal fighters clear villages near Sherqat
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