Subscribe  Free Trial

Inside Mosul: Oct. 22, 2016

A daily brief on activity inside Islamic State militant-held areas of Ninewa province, from Iraq Oil Report’s network of reporters and contacts.
A mortar lands by a Peshmerga convoy outside the village of Imam Raza, 20 kilometers north of Mosul, Oct. 20, 2016. (PATRICK OSGOOD/Iraq Oil Report)
  • IS blows up another of their administrative buildings in Mosul
  • Fuel supply in Mosul exhausted and IS unable to obtain more, food supplies running low
  • Kataib al-Mosul claim several gun attacks against IS militants
  • Rumors swirl of a permitted escape route for IS militants to minimise urban fighting
  • Several villages liberated south of Mosul
  • IS increases executes and kidnaps for human shields hundreds of civilians south 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 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 and compiles maps and analysis of trends. For more information, email Custom Research Service Director Jared Levy at

This content is for registered users. Please login to continue.
If you are not a registered user, you may purchase a subscription or sign up for a free trial.