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

Inside Mosul: May 1, 2017

  • Federal Police battle IS militants near al-Nuri mosque
  • IS militants attack Federal Police in Bab Sinjar
  • IS militants execute civilians fleeing Musherifa area
  • Federal Police fire artillery at IS positions in Iqtisadin and Old Mosul

Inside Mosul: April 30, 2017

  • Iraqi forces battles IS militants in Ras al-Jada and near the main bazaar
  • Several airstrikes destroy IS VBIED factory and two VBIEDs
  • Iraqi forces declare liberation of several villages in Tal Abta district
  • Airstrikes and shelling hit IS positions in Tal Afar

Inside Mosul: April 29, 2017

  • Federal police battle IS militants in Old Mosul and Refa’i neighborhood
  • IS militants shoot mortars at civilians, killing six, and execute a further 30 people
  • Airstrikes hit several IS positions, killing at least 32 militants

Inside Mosul: April 27, 2017

  • Federal Police advance toward al-Nuri Mosque, open corridors for civilians to escape area
  • Several airstrikes kill at least 35 IS militants and several civilians
  • Hashid forces declare liberation of al-Hadar village southwest of Mosul
  • Iraqi forces repel IS VBIED attack in Halila and Bab al-Sham

Inside Mosul: April 26, 2017

  • Iraqi forces declare liberation of Zanjali neighborhood
  • Airstrikes kill more than 27 IS militants in Mosul city
  • West of Mosul, airstrikes hit IS militants in Tal Afar and destroy a UAV center
  • Iraqi Army and Hashid forces declare liberation of al-Hadar town, southwest of Mosul

Inside Mosul: April 25, 2017

  • Federal Police seize key roads in Bab al-Toub and Bab al-Jadid
  • CTS forces battle IS militants in Zanjali
  • IS forces concentrate defenses on al-Nuri Mosque
  • Iraqi forces declare liberation of several villages in al-Hadar district

Inside Mosul: April 24, 2017

  • Iraqi forces declare liberation of Sina’a area
  • IS militants kill dozens of civilians attempting to flee
  • IS-operated drone drops explosives on civilians in liberated Wadi Hajjar
  • Civilians flee villages in eastern Tal Afar, indicating weakening IS control

Inside Mosul: April 23, 2017

  • Iraqi forces open new, multi-pronged push into Mosul’s Old City
  • CTS enters Islah al-Zirahi neighborhood amidst heavy street battles and counter-attacks
  • IS militants disguised as Federal Police launch deadly attack on Iraqi forces in Arij village
  • CTS forces kill IS explosives expert in Tal Afar

Inside Mosul: April 22, 2017

  • Iraqi forces declare liberation of Thawra and Sihha 2 neighborhoods
  • IS militants shoot several dozen civilians trying to escape, and detain about 60 families
  • About 250 families escape Islah al-Zirahi neighborhood after collapse in IS control
  • Airstrikes kill at least 29 IS militants in Right Bank neighborhoods

Inside Mosul: April 20, 2017

  • Iraqi forces declare liberation of Thawra neighborhood
  • Federal Police battle IS militants in Nassir neighborhood
  • Federal Police shoot artillery into several IS-held neighborhoods
  • Airstrikes destroy IED/VBIED factories in Bab al-Khair village, Tal Afar district, and Mahalabiya sub-district, killing over 40 IS militants

Inside Mosul: April 19, 2017

  • Iraqi forces declare liberation of Rafidain and Tanak neighborhoods
  • IS militants use drones to launch deadly chemical attacks on Iraqi forces in Old Mosul
  • Mortars launched by IS militants kill four civilians
  • Airstrikes kill 11 IS militants in Refa’i and Zanjali neighborhoods

Inside Mosul: April 18, 2017

  • Two civilians die from IS mortar fire, 16 killed by IS VBIED
  • IS militants execute three young men for trying to flee
  • Several airstrikes kill 28 IS militants and six civilians
  • Iraqi drones strike makeshift IS gas station in Baaj district

Inside Mosul: April 17, 2017

  • Iraqi forces battle IS militants in Marmat, Bab Sinjar, Maydan, and Old Mosul
  • IS militants shoot mortars into liberated areas, killing eight civilians
  • IS militants launch rockets from rooftops of civilian-inhabited homes to attract airstrikes
  • Suicide bomber kills IS militants inside Tal Afar

Inside Mosul: April 15, 2017

  • Iraqi forces’ shelling of Zinjali neighborhood kills several IS militants and five civilians
  • IS militants mortars hit liberated Left Bank, killing four civilians
  • Airstrikes kill five IS leaders, whom civilian eyewitnesses identified by name
  • Hashid forces repel IS counter-offensive near Ashtana mountains

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
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