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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 CRS@iraqoilreport.com.

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