Inside Mosul: May 25, 2017

Detailed updates from Islamic State militant-held areas of Ninewa province, gathered via Iraq Oil Report's network of reporters and contacts.
Children gather near their home in Qayarah, south of Mosul, on Oct. 26, 2016. In the background are oil well fires set by militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State. (PATRICK OSGOOD/Iraq Oil Report)
  • Iraqi forces battles IS militants near al-Nuri Mosque in Old Mosul, backed by airstrikes
  • IS militants kill 22 civilians by trapping them inside a house and destroying it
  • Hashid forces battle IS militants along the Qayrawan-Ba’aj road, west 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

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