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Inside Mosul: Oct. 26, 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.
An Iraqi Army tank from the 9th Division heads toward the front lines at Khanash heights, about 40 kilometers southeast of Mosul, on Oct. 16, 2016. (PATRICK OSGOOD/Iraq Oil Report)
  • IS militants continue to flee Mosul toward Syria
  • Arrest campaign targets former security personnel
  • Airstrike kills senior IS leader on eastern outskirts of Mosul
  • More mass executions as IS retreats from villages north of Qayarah

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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