Inside Mosul: April 20, 2017

Detailed updates from Islamic State militant-held areas of Ninewa province, gathered via Iraq Oil Report's network of reporters and contacts.
Inside Mosul: April 20, 2017
Federal Police advance to secure the village of Yarmouk south of Mosul airport as part of a combined forces offensive to clear western Mosul from he Islamic State group, Feb. 23, 2017. (PATRICK OSGOOD/Iraq Oil Report)
  • 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

Editor's Note: Iraq Oil Report gathers daily updates on security and humanitarian developments inside Mosul city and surrounding IS-held areas in Ninewa province from a network of local reporters, residents, resistance fighters, and IS militants. Because of the physical risks associated with information-gathering in these areas, these reports are not comprehensive, and many cannot be immediately confirmed via multiple, reliable sources. Nonetheless, we believe there is a significant public inter...

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