Inside Mosul: March 7, 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 7, 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)
  • After overnight raid into Dawah neighborhood,┬áRRD withdraws under heavy IS counter-attack
  • Iraqi forces battle┬áin Nabi Sheet, Tal al-Ruman, and Alkidat neighborhoods, making slow progress
  • Airstrike hits makeshift IS detention facility, killing 33 former Iraqi policemen being held prisoner
  • IS jury-rigged commercial drones are grounded after Iraqi forces employ newly received jamming equipment

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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