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Inside Mosul: March 30, 2017

Detailed updates from Islamic State militant-held areas of Ninewa province, gathered via Iraq Oil Report's network of reporters and contacts.
An Iraqi Army tank from the 9th Division heads toward the front lines at Khanash heights, about 40 kilometers southeast of Mosul, on Oct. 16, 2016. (PATRICK OSGOOD/Iraq Oil Report)
  • IS moves hundreds of civilians into Jumhouri and General hospitals near Tigris as human shields
  • IS moves their wounded fighters from hospitals to 17 July and Harmat neighborhoods
  • IS kill dozens of civilians attempting to escape in multiple incidents
  • RRD/FP punch through IS defenses in Old City, killing IS military commander in Tanaka neighborhood

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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