Inside Mosul: March 4, 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: March 4, 2017
Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) forces move a defused Islamic State car bomb, close to Mosul's Fifth Bridge, Jan. 18, 2017. (RAWAZ TAHIR/Iraq Oil Report)
  • 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 inter...

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