Inside Mosul: Oct. 26, 2016

A daily brief on activity inside Islamic State militant-held areas of Ninewa province, from Iraq Oil Report's network of reporters and contacts.
Inside Mosul: Oct. 26, 2016
An Iraqi Army tank from the 9th Division heads toward the front lines at Khanash heights, about 40 kilometers southeast of Mosul, on Oct. 16, 2016. (PATRICK OSGOOD/Iraq Oil Report)
  • IS militants continue to flee Mosul toward Syria
  • Arrest campaign targets former security personnel
  • Airstrike kills senior IS leader on eastern outskirts of Mosul
  • More mass executions as IS retreats from villages north of Qayarah

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 confirmed via multiple, reliable sources. Nonetheless, we believe there is a significant public interest in publishing this reporting, as it gives readers a view of the battle for Mosul from the opposite side of the front lines.

The Custom Research Service of Iraq Oil Report also collects hard data on violence in IS-held territory and compiles maps and analysis of trends. For more information, email Custom Research Service Director Jared Levy at CRS@iraqoilreport.com.

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