- Iraqi forces consolidate control of Wadi Hajjar, repel IS attacks in Tal al-Rayan and Jowsaq
- Airstrikes kill head of IS Jund al-Khalafa special forces and several other named senior leaders
- Several civilians being used by IS as human shields are killed in multiple airstrikes
- Airstrike hits kindergarten school in Mansour neighborhood, where IS had set up mortar position
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 interest in publishing this reporting.
The Custom Research Service of Iraq Oil Report also collects hard data on violence in IS-held territory, compiles maps and analysis of trends, and tracks economic indicators including commodity prices. For more information, email Custom Research Service Director Jared Levy at CRS@iraqoilreport.com.