Inside Mosul: Oct. 29, 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. 29, 2016
Children play amidst rubble and smoke from oil fires in Qayarah on Oct. 26, 2016. (PATRICK OSGOOD/Iraq Oil Report)
  • Two dozen civilians executed in central Mosul
  • Civilians fleeing Left Bank eastwards in greater numbers, some killed
  • Airstrikes target IED, mustard gas munitions factory
  • Civilians on Left Bank killed in airstrike
  • Progress on three fronts south of Mosul, including new militia offensive to Tal Afar

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, 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.

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