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 13, 2017

  • Iraqi forces advance into the Bab al-Jadid area
  • Federal Police declare liberation of Halila village on western edge of Mosul
  • IS militants use new tactic, hiding VBIEDs in civilian houses
  • Iraqi Army 9th Division declares liberation of Shiwita, Tal Asfor, and Saboniya villages

Inside Mosul: April 12, 2017

  • Amidst heavy clashes, Iraqi forces struggle to hold Tanak neighborhood
  • Iraqi forces attack IS positions in Maydan, Daka Birka, and Faruq Street areas
  • Iraqi forces gain territory in Wadi Akkab, including part of industrial area
  • IS militants execute civilians trying to flee, and blow up a building holding over three dozen people

Inside Mosul: April 11, 2017

  • Iraqi forces declared the liberation of Yarmuk neighborhood
  • Several airstrikes killed at least 59 IS militants
  • Mis-targeted airstrikes killed at least 11 civilians in al-Sikak and al-Siha neighborhoods
  • Federal Police attacked IS positions near the Hadba minaret in Old Mosul

Inside Mosul: April 10, 2017

Inside Mosul: April 9, 2017

  • Iraqi forces advance in 17 July and Rifai neighborhoods and Yarmouk Bridge
  • Federal Police say they have broken 60 percent of IS lines around Old City
  • Residents of IS-occupied neighborhood continue to face starvation conditions
  • IS militants kill civilians trying to flee

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
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