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

Inside Mosul: Nov. 2, 2016

  • IS conducts sweeping arrests and detentions of former police
  • Conditions for civilians worsen further amid drastic shortages
  • Kataib al-Mosul ambush IS position near east Mosul front line
  • Airstrike on VBIED in Quds neighborhood also kills several civilians
  • Iraqi forces continue to retake territory southeast, south and southwest of Mosul city

Inside Mosul: Nov. 1, 2016

  • Iraqi forces entered Mosul city limits from the east and southeast
  • IS militants established defensive lines on the Left Bank using concrete walls
  • IS militants conducted mass arrests in neighborhoods that Iraqi forces were approaching
  • Kataib al-Mosul continued killing IS members, including a senior official
  • Iraqi forces approaching Mosul on the northern and southern fronts continued to clear villages

Inside Mosul: Oct. 31, 2016

  • Senior IS members continue to flee Mosul for Syria
  • IS continues withdrawal from Left Bank, concentrating forces on Right Bank
  • Iraqi forces reach eastern outskirts of Mosul
  • Iraqi forces continue advances toward Mosul from the south

Inside Mosul: Oct. 30, 2016

  • Mosul morgue receives 130 corpses of IS militants
  • Airstrikes destroy IS vehicles and weaponry in Mosul
  • Peshmerga forces laying siege to Bashiqa repel IS attack
  • Iraqi Army pushes southeastern front lines within 7 kilometers of Mosul

Inside Mosul: Oct. 29, 2016

  • Two dozen civilians executed in central Mosul
  • Civilians fleeing Left Bank eastwards in greater numbers, some killed
  • Airstrikes target IED, mustard gas munitions factory
  • Civilians on Left Bank killed in airstrike
  • Progress on three fronts south of Mosul, including new militia offensive to Tal Afar

Inside Mosul: Oct. 27, 2016

  • Militants build walls, set booby traps in anticipation of urban warfare
  • IS calls for foreign fighters to reinforce Mosul
  • Airstrikes hit IS positions on outskirts of city
  • Iraqi forces capture villages on city’s eastern edge, and continue advancing up from the south
  • IS militants continue campaigns of execution, kidnapping and forced conscription

Inside Mosul: Oct. 26, 2016

  • IS militants continue to flee Mosul toward Syria
  • Arrest campaign targets former security personnel
  • Airstrike kills senior IS leader on eastern outskirts of Mosul
  • More mass executions as IS retreats from villages north of Qayarah

Inside Mosul: Oct. 25, 2016

  • Mosul resistance fighters launch multiple attacks on IS militants
  • IS militants booby trap houses and bridges
  • Smoke pollution worsens in Mosul from IS oil and tire fires
  • More mass executions of civilians south of city
  • Coalition strikes IS targets in Hamam al-Alil

Inside Mosul: Oct. 24, 2016

  • Rival IS groups open fire on each other, have minimal street presence
  • Residents can hear operations outside city, preparing for liberation
  • Improved cellphone services increase civilian cooperation with Iraqi security forces
  • Airstrikes target IS leaders in palace compound
  • Iraqi forces liberate power plant and villages between Qayarah and Mosul

Inside Mosul: Oct. 23, 2016

  • IS militants relocate hundreds of prisoners, execute many
  • Civilians continue to hunker down amid worsening shortages
  • Airstrikes in Bahwiza suburb kill civilians
  • Continued Iraqi offensives between Qayara and Mosul
  • 100 Qayarah residents hospitalized for sulphur dioxide poisoning

Inside Mosul: Oct. 22, 2016

  • IS blows up another of their administrative buildings in Mosul
  • Fuel supply in Mosul exhausted and IS unable to obtain more, food supplies running low
  • Kataib al-Mosul claim several gun attacks against IS militants
  • Rumors swirl of a permitted escape route for IS militants to minimise urban fighting
  • Several villages liberated south of Mosul
  • IS increases executes and kidnaps for human shields hundreds of civilians south of Mosul

Inside Mosul: Oct. 19, 2016

  • IS militants burn administrative buildings in anticipation of losing city
  • Resistance fighters continue to attack and intimidate IS members
  • Airstrikes target militant positions and vehicles throughout Mosul
  • IS fighters lose territory south of Mosul, execute dozens of civilians, and take others hostage as human shields

Inside Mosul: Oct. 18, 2016

  • Deadly firefights between IS militants and guerrillas from Kataib al-Mosul
  • Residents complain of severe fuel shortages, hunker down for expected siege
  • Mobile phone service improves
  • IS fighters rebase from Left Bank and university campus to Right Bank, deploy drones
  • Detailed updates of liberation of areas on Qayarah front

Inside Mosul: Oct. 17, 2016

  • Resistance fighters rally civilians for discrete attacks on IS militants
  • Dozens of IS militants flee the city
  • Iraqi forces advance toward Mosul outskirts from the east and south
  • Counter-Terrorism forces take an IS chemical weapons factory north of Qayarah

Inside Mosul: Oct. 16, 2016

  • IS militant summarily shoots and kills alleged informant on Left Bank
  • IS militants shoot senior official seeking to abandon the group, abducts family
  • Airstrikes inside Mosul include destruction of main bridge, some cause civilian injuries
  • Airstrikes and army artillery target IS bases between Mosul and Qayarah

Inside Mosul: Oct. 15, 2016

  • IS leader gives defiant radio address
  • Friction between local and foreign fighters as many IS leaders leave city
  • Civilians complain of continued smoke pollution from IS oil fires
  • Food and fuel prices spike, basic foodstuffs become more scarce
  • Several airstrikes on IS positions south of Mosul
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