Inside Mosul: April 1, 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: April 1, 2017
Peshmerga forces on the northern front advance toward Mosul on Oct. 20, 2016. (PATRICK OSGOOD/Iraq Oil Report)
  • IS militants covering buildings and walls with HFO then igniting it to create smokescreens
  • Federal police kill Ayad al-Jumaili, alleged senior assistant to IS “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
  • IS militants executed 40 civilians attempting to flee Rifai neighborhood
  • Airstrikes kill 150 IS members in large convoy to Syria

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 interest in publishing this reporting.

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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