Inside Mosul: Jan. 22, 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 take out IS snipers near Rashidiyah neighborhood
  • IS severely damages Mosul Hotel, redeploys militants from Tal Afar to Mosul
  • IS Hisba begin confiscating jewelry from civilians on Right Bank
  • Kataib a- Mosul gunmen claim ambush killing of almost a dozen IS militants
  • Increased coalition air activity spotted around Ba’aj fuels rumors of IS “caliph” being surrounded

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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