Inside Mosul: Feb. 15, 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: Feb. 15, 2017
The site of a deadly Oct. 31 IS attack on a CTS rooftop position at Bazwaya, 7 kilometers west of Mosul, Nov. 1, 2016. (PATRICK OSGOOD/Iraq Oil Report)
  • Several airstrikes hit IS positions on the Right Bank, killing more than 40 militants
  • Hashid militiamen manning checkpoints north of Mosul detained civilians trying to enter the city
  • IS suicide bomber detonates in a market in Zahra neighborhood, killing 10 civilians
  • IS militants conscripted 15 medical students in Mosul, forcing them to man improvised field hospitals in Tal Afar

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 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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