Inside Mosul: May 16, 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: May 16, 2017
Peshmerga forces on the northern front advance toward Mosul on Oct. 20, 2016. (PATRICK OSGOOD/Iraq Oil Report)
  • Iraqi forces battle IS militants in Rifa’i, Najar, Borsa, and Old Mosul neighborhoods
  • IS artillery hits civilian homes in Hawi Kanisa, killing eight
  • Airstrikes destroy VBIED factory in Salaman village, in Sherqat district
  • Hashid forces declare liberation of Bashok village, west of Mosul

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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