Detailed updates from Islamic State militant-held areas of Ninewa province gathered by Iraq Oil Report's network of reporters and contacts.

UPDATE: Inside Mosul: June 21, 2017

  • Al-Nouri Mosque and al-Hadbah minaret destroyed
  • Area taken by Iraqi forces
  • Dozens of IS militants surrender to Iraqi forces
  • IS militants executed 150 civilians in Bab Lakash for attempting to flee

Inside Mosul: June 20, 2017

  • Army establishes full control over the Fifth Bridge
  • ISF take control of major sites in Shefa’a neighborhood
  • Priority also includes more civilian escape corridors
  • VBIEDs missing mark but taking out buildings, trapping civilians

Inside Mosul: March 19, 2017

  • Fighting in Old Mosul neighborhood intensifies
  • IS using dozens of car and motorcycle bombs
  • Air strikes assist in Old Mosul
  • ISF focused also on clearing corridors for civilians to escape

Inside Mosul: June 15, 2017

  • Iraqi forces attack IS militants in Bab al-Sinjar and Farouq Street area of Old Mosul
  • Iraqi forces clear escape route for civilians from Shefa’a neighborhood
  • IS militants attempt to use chlorine gas on fleeing civilians
  • Iraqi Army declares liberation of several villages northwest of Mosul

Inside Mosul: June 14, 2017

  • Iraqi forces fight intense battles in Old Mosul, Bab al-Toub, and Shefa’a areas
  • IS militants attack Dandan neighborhood in apparent attempt to secure escape route from Old Mosul
  • Airstrikes hit IS positions in Old Mosul
  • Airstrikes hit IS positions in Tal Afar

Inside Mosul: June 13, 2017

  • Iraqi Army declares full liberation of Bab al-Sinjar
  • Iraqi forces fight IS militants in the Old City, their last stronghold within Mosul
  • Three dead and 800 sick due to food poisoning at IDP camp
  • Airstrike targeting IS shelters in al-Boras area also kills 12 civilians

Inside Mosul: June 12, 2017

  • Iraqi Army declares liberation of parts of Bab al-Sinjar neighborhood
  • Federal Police declare liberation of remaining areas of Zanjali neighborhood, deflecting IS counter-attacks
  • IS militants seize 20 families from Shefa’a neighborhood to use as human shields
  • Iraqi forces liberate several villages west of Mosul

Inside Mosul: June 8, 2017

  • Iraqi forces create corridors for civilians to escape Old Mosul
  • CTS forces advance in Zanjali neighborhood
  • Hidden explosives kill 22 Federal Police officers and civilians in Bab Sinjar
  • Hashid forces gain control of Tal Safuq crossing on Iraq-Syria border

Inside Mosul: June 7, 2017

Inside Mosul: June 6, 2017

  • IS militants shoot chlorine gas mortars at fleeing civilians, killing about 50 people
  • Iraqi forces bombard IS militant positions in Shefa’a and near Kabir Mosque, despite IS use of human shields
  • Hashid forces declare liberation of several villages west of Mosul

Inside Mosul: June 5, 2017

  • Iraqi forces battle IS militants in Zanjali, Shefa’a, and Bab al-Jadid, trying to create corridor for trapped civilians to flee
  • Iraqi forces discover multiple sites of IS executions, including a prison, and the remains of several dozen victims
  • Airstrikes hit Old Mosul, destroying an IS IED factory as well as three civilian homes. Unknown number of civilians killed.
  • Badr forces declare liberation of several villages in Ba’aj district

Inside Mosul: June 1, 2017

  • 60 found in mass grave in Shefa’a neighborhood
  • Zanjali neighborhood cleared
  • IS snipers target civilians fleeing Old Mosul neighborhood
  • Hashid continue push from Ba’aj district to border

Inside Mosul: May 31, 2017

  • Federal Police continue making slow progress in Zanjali, Bab al-Toub, and Shefa’a neighborhoods
  • Airstrikes hit IS positions in Old Mosul and Zanjali, killing more than two dozen militants
  • Airstrikes hit IS bases in Ba’aj and Tal Afar, west of Mosul
  • Hashid units in Tal Afar repel IS militant attack

Inside Mosul: May 30, 2017

  • Iraqi forces seize five IS arms factories
  • Federal Police battle IS militants in Shefa’a and Zanjali neighborhoods
  • Federal Police continue slow push into Old Mosul
  • Airstrikes hit IS positions and VBIED factories in Bab al-Toub and Zanjali

Inside Mosul: May 28 & 29

  • CTS forces declare complete liberation of Siha neighborhood
  • Iraqi forces solidify control of neighborhoods surrounding the Old City, in preparation for a multi-pronged ground operation
  • Hashid forces gain more territory west of Mosul, including near Sinjar
  • After catching 22 civilians trying to escape Zinjali neighborhood, IS militants burn them to death

Inside Mosul: May 27, 2017

  • Federal Police breach old city, without the benefit of airstrike or artillery support
  • Iraqi forces declare liberation of parts of Zinjali and Shifa neighborhoods
  • Hashid forces further isolate IS-held areas of Tal Afar and Ba’aj, cutting transportation route to Syrian border
  • IS snipers continue to target civilians trying to flee toward liberated areas