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

Inside Mosul: March 22, 2017

  • Iraqi forces declare liberation of Rajm Jadid, Yabissat, and southern Wadi al-Ain neighborhoods
  • IS mortar fire kills more than 30 civilians
  • Airstrikes hit several IS positions, including several VBIEDs and a VBIED factory
  • Iraqi forces in recently liberated Badush repel large IS attack

Inside Mosul: March 21, 2017

  • Suffocation victims show signs of mustard gas exposure in Mosul al-Jadida neighborhood
  • IS bomb makers accidentally blow up a factory, killing 21 militants
  • More than 40 civilians killed amidst wave of airstrikes
  • Iraqi forces repel large IS VBIED attack in newly liberated Badush sub-district

Inside Mosul: March 20, 2017

  • Iraqi forces close in on al-Nuri Mosque
  • IS militants launch rockets on liberated areas, killing at least 11 civilians
  • Airstrikes in Bab al-Toub and Bab al-Sinjar kill more than 20 IS fighters
  • IS militants catch teenager with cell phone, throw him off a building

Inside Mosul: March 19, 2017

  • Iraqi forces gain ground in central Mosul amidst heavy fighting
  • IS militants displace families in New Mosul, setting cars and homes on fire to slow advancing Iraqi forces
  • Iraqi Army continues clearance operations of Badush sub-district
  • Airstrikes in IS-held areas kill over two dozen militants and at least five civilians

Inside Mosul: March 18, 2017

  • Iraqi forces declare liberation of al-Arbiaa, and make advances in Bab al-Saray, Masbah, and other areas
  • IS militants build new defensive fortifications in remaining areas of control
  • With cloudy weather inhibiting air surveillance, IS militants launch VBIED attacks
  • Hashid forces prevent civilians from returning to recently liberated Badush sub-district

Inside Mosul: March 16, 2017

  • Iraqi forces declare liberation of Bab Laqash and Khazraj areas, as well as Ninewa Hospital
  • Federal Police drones target IS positions and VBIEDs on Right Bank
  • IS militants launch rockets containing chemical agents on Muhandiseen neighborhood
  • Iraqi Army and Hashid forces declare liberation of Badush sub-district

Inside Mosul: March 15, 2017

  • Federal Police fully control Bab al-Tub and kill senior IS military official
  • Iraqi Army forces establish control of Nablus and Hadbah neighborhoods
  • IS militants defending Bab al-Tub use gas, causing suffocation and nausea among civilians
  • Iraqi Army declare eastern part of Badush sub-district fully liberated

Inside Mosul: March 14, 2017

  • Federal Police gain control of Bab al-Hadeed neighborhood and several other key locations, including Mosul train station
  • IS militants blow up New Mosul media center ahead of expected liberation by Iraqi forces
  • Heavy airstrikes hit Old City, killing two dozen IS militants, causing severe damage, and trapping civilians underneath rubble

Inside Mosul: March 13, 2017

  • Iraqi forces control portions of Bab al-Tub, facing heavy attacks from IS snipers and VBIEDs
  • Federal Police make progress in New Mosul neighborhood, Naft area
  • Several airstrikes kill more than 40 IS militants and at least six civilians
  • Iraqi forces continue to capture villages in Badush sub-district

Inside Mosul: March 12, 2017

  • Iraqi forces liberate the Wadi Ain and Bab al-Tub areas, and make headway in Mhata, Aghidat, and Rajm al-Hadid
  • One day after liberating al-Risala, Federal Police retreat amidst waves of IS VBIEDs
  • Deadly battles break out between foreign and local IS militants
  • Iraqi forces make progress northwest of Mosul in Badush sub-district

Inside Mosul: March 11, 2017

  • Iraqi forces breach New Mosul and Nablus neighborhoods, encountering heavy IS resistance
  • Intensive artillery fire on Mosul’s old city causes dozens of civilian casualties
  • IS militants burn schools in Nablus, bus civilians to front lines to act as human shields
  • Over 1,000 people displaced from areas west of Mosul flee to Iraqi Army positions, and remain in dire need of emergency supplies

Inside Mosul: March 9, 2017

  • Iraqi forces liberate Muhalimeen neighborhood, breach Ogidat
  • Airstrikes hit several IS Right Bank positions, killing at least three dozen IS militants and 19 civilians
  • Hashid and 9th Division forces take control of Badush prison
  • Iraqi forces prepare for ground assault on Amil neighborhood

Inside Mosul: March 8, 2017

  • Iraqi forces gain ground in several neighborhoods – al-Mansour, Prophet Sheet, Tal al-Ruman, al-Mhlimeen, and al-Shuhdaa
  • Airstrikes kill top-tier IS officials responsible for aerial drones
  • IS militants force residents to park their cars in the streets to hamper progress of Iraqi forces
  • Hundreds of civilians flee Right Bank toward Hamam al-Alil on foot, lacking food and water

Inside Mosul: March 7, 2017

  • After overnight raid into Dawah neighborhood, RRD withdraws under heavy IS counter-attack
  • Iraqi forces battle in 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

Inside Mosul: March 6, 2017

  • CTS forces liberate Sumood neighborhood and enter Mansour and Shuhda
  • IS militants continue staunch defense of Wadi Hajjar and Tal al-Ruman
  • Iraqi forces repel large IS counter-attack in Dendan and Dawasah, destroying 25 VBIEDs
  • RRD forces secure Right Bank side of Second Bridge

Inside Mosul: March 5, 2017

  • RRD units enter Dendan and Prophet Shith neighborhoods, face heavy fighting in Dawash and Nabi Sheet neighborhoods
  • CTS forces encounter stiff resistance in Sumood and Tal al-Ruman neighborhoods
  • Several airstrikes, many supporting ground forces, kill more than four dozen IS militants
  • Residents flee western Mosul in increasing numbers as civilian death toll escalates