Detailed updates from Islamic State militant-held areas of Ninewa province, gathered via Iraq Oil Report's network of reporters and contacts.
Published Monday, May 8th, 2017
- Iraqi forces break IS lines, entering 17-Tamooz neighborhood
- Amidst several airstrikes targeting IS militants, one strike destroys a school, killing 25 women and children
- IS militants kill several civilians seeking to flee, and execute four men accused of spying for Iraqi forces
- Iraqi forces declare liberation of 2nd Msherfa, Kanisa, and Diar Meekhaeil areas
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.