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Inside Mosul: Nov. 13, 2016

Detailed updates from Islamic State militant-held areas of Ninewa province, gathered via Iraq Oil Report's network of reporters and contacts.
Children play amidst rubble and smoke from oil fires in Qayarah on Oct. 26, 2016. (PATRICK OSGOOD/Iraq Oil Report)
  • Iraqi forces meet heavy resistance in eastern Mosul, make small progress
  • IS militants continue to withdraw their families to the Right Bank
  • Kataib al-Mosul claims killing of leading IS militant
  • Iraqi forces advance on northern front, enabled by devastating airstrikes
  • Nimrud village and Assyrian antiquities site liberated

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, as it gives readers a view of the battle for Mosul from the opposite side of the front lines.

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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