Inside Mosul: April 13, 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 13, 2017
A standard refinery unit in the Khafsah area, south of Mosul, on Feb. 23, 2017, two days after the area was liberated from Islamic State by the 9th Armored Division. (PATRICK OSGOOD/Iraq Oil Report)
  • Iraqi forces advance into the Bab al-Jadid area
  • Federal Police declare liberation of Halila village on western edge of Mosul
  • IS militants use new tactic, hiding VBIEDs in civilian houses
  • Iraqi Army 9th Division declares liberation of Shiwita, Tal Asfor, and Saboniya villages

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

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