Inside Mosul: April 26, 2017

Detailed updates from Islamic State militant-held areas of Ninewa province, gathered via Iraq Oil Report's network of reporters and contacts.
Iraqi army soldiers guard the last government controlled checkpoint south of Mosul, Nov. 1, 2016. (FELIPE DANA/AP Photo)
  • Iraqi forces declare liberation of Zanjali neighborhood
  • Airstrikes kill more than 27 IS militants in Mosul city
  • West of Mosul, airstrikes hit IS militants in Tal Afar and destroy a UAV center
  • Iraqi Army and Hashid forces declare liberation of al-Hadar town, southwest of Mosul

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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