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

Inside Mosul: April 8, 2017

  • IS militants hang executed civilians from electricity poles as warning against attempted escape
  • Iraqi forces and civilians suffer from exposure to IS sulphur/mustard gas
  • Iraqi forces declare liberation of several areas northwest of Mosul
  • IS militants execute five local leaders in Tal Afar who tried to escape to Syria

Inside Mosul: April 6, 2017

  • IS allegedly shot down Iraqi helicopter in Muhandisin
  • Federal Police believed to have killed Abu Ashiha, head of IS’ suicide bombing and other explosives attacks in Yarmuk
  • IS continues killing dozens of civilians attempting to escape and by indiscriminate mortars
  • 20 IS killed in CTS push further into Yarmuk

Inside Mosul: April 5, 2017

  • Dozens of civilians caught in crossfire between IS and Iraqi ground forces
  • Federal Police and RRD advance into Yarmuk, killing 25 IS militants
  • Foreign IS member (reportedly Russian) and family evicted by IS in property dispute
  • Airstrike in Iqtisadin neighborhood allegedly killed IS official in charge of soldiers endowment for Wilayat Ninewa

Inside Mosul: April 4, 2017

  • Civilians forced to stand on rooftops to conceal IS sniper positions
  • IS militants executed former manager of IS-local tribe relations after he disagreed with IS policy
  • Twenty-five civilians killed by IS trying to flee Tanak and Islah al-Zira’i neighborhoods
  • Airstrikes in Tanak kill senior IS military, finance and mortar-firing officials

Inside Mosul: April 3, 2017

  • IS militants using more women snipers, disguised as civilians
  • Federal Police in Yarmouk attacked with chemically-laced mortars
  • IS militants executed 21 civilians, including women and children, in Tanak neighborhood as they attempted to escape
  • IS launch dozens of mortars to liberated Badush, killing 32 civilians

Inside Mosul: April 2, 2017

  • Airstrike appeared to mistakenly strike Faruk area gathering for funeral of civilian killed in earlier airstrike
  • IS militants executed 16 civilians, including women and children, in the Ras al-Jadda area for trying to escape
  • IS militants launched a counterattacks against Federal Police and Sunni al-Hashid al-Ashayari in Right Bank
  • Iraqi forces increased snipers to pre-emptively engage and deter IS movement

Inside Mosul: April 1, 2017

  • IS militants covering buildings and walls with HFO then igniting it to create smokescreens
  • Federal police kill Ayad al-Jumaili, alleged senior assistant to IS “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
  • IS militants executed 40 civilians attempting to flee Rifai neighborhood
  • Airstrikes kill 150 IS members in large convoy to Syria

Inside Mosul: March 30, 2017

  • IS moves hundreds of civilians into Jumhouri and General hospitals near Tigris as human shields
  • IS moves their wounded fighters from hospitals to 17 July and Harmat neighborhoods
  • IS kill dozens of civilians attempting to escape in multiple incidents
  • RRD/FP punch through IS defenses in Old City, killing IS military commander in Tanaka neighborhood

Inside Mosul: March 29, 2017

  • Iraqi forces destroy 20 motorcycles carrying explosives in morning battles
  • Federal police and RRD kill IS “health minister” in Old City
  • Alleged Kataib al-Mosul gunmen kill four IS at checkpoint in al-Islah al-Zirahi
  • Norwegian, Belgian and Egyptian nationals killed in airstrike on senior IS gathering

Inside Mosul: March 28, 2017

  • Iraqi Army and CTS push further into Yarmuk, Thawra and Ras al-Jada
  • IS executes family attempting to escape Matahin
  • IS mortar toward Wadi Hajar destroys hospital and school
  • Residents complain of civilian casualties from air strikes in Old Mosul, Saha, Khazraj, Bab al-Baidh, Hawi al-Kanisa and Islah al-Zira’i

Inside Mosul: March 27, 2017

  • Iraqi forces advance in Old Mosul, facing heavy IS resistance
  • IS militants set fire to al-Batool Teaching Hospital
  • Airstrikes kill about four dozen IS militants in Zinjali, Sarjkhana, and Shifa areas
  • Kataib al-Mosul claims assassination of IS police chief in Tal Afar

Inside Mosul: March 25 & 26, 2017

  • Estimated 4,000 civilians killed so far in Right Bank offensive
  • IS militants continue shooting civilians trying to escape to liberated areas
  • Federal Police capture headquarters of elite IS brigade, seizing documents and weapons
  • Iraqi forces declare liberation of Aruba, Wadi Ayen, and Rajm al-Hadid areas

Inside Mosul: March 23, 2017

  • Iraqi forces fight IS militants in Yabissat area
  • IS militants execute two families seeking to flee Right Bank by burning them alive
  • IS militants force residents of Maydan and Bab al-Jadid to leave their homes, and then set the buildings on fire
  • Dozens of civilians die, and hundreds are trapped under rubble, after airstrikes

Inside Mosul: March 22, 2017

  • Iraqi forces declare liberation of Rajm Jadid, Yabissat, and southern Wadi al-Ain neighborhoods
  • IS mortar fire kills more than 30 civilians
  • Airstrikes hit several IS positions, including several VBIEDs and a VBIED factory
  • Iraqi forces in recently liberated Badush repel large IS attack

Inside Mosul: March 21, 2017

  • Suffocation victims show signs of mustard gas exposure in Mosul al-Jadida neighborhood
  • IS bomb makers accidentally blow up a factory, killing 21 militants
  • More than 40 civilians killed amidst wave of airstrikes
  • Iraqi forces repel large IS VBIED attack in newly liberated Badush sub-district

Inside Mosul: March 20, 2017

  • Iraqi forces close in on al-Nuri Mosque
  • IS militants launch rockets on liberated areas, killing at least 11 civilians
  • Airstrikes in Bab al-Toub and Bab al-Sinjar kill more than 20 IS fighters
  • IS militants catch teenager with cell phone, throw him off a building
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