Inside Mosul: April 27, 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 27, 2017
A patchwork of rudimentary oil refineries - set up under IS and now abandoned - in the Khafsah area south of Mosul, Feb. 23, 2017. (PATRICK OSGOOD/Iraq Oil Report)
  • 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

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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