Inside Mosul: June 20, 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: June 20, 2017
Members of the Iraqi Army’s 9th division take a break at their temporary base in the neighborhood of Hawi al-Kanisa on May 28, 2017. (RAWAZ TAHIR/Iraq Oil Report)
  • Army establishes full control over the Fifth Bridge
  • ISF take control of major sites in Shefa’a neighborhood
  • Priority also includes more civilian escape corridors
  • VBIEDs missing mark but taking out buildings, trapping civilians

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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