Inside Mosul: Oct. 29, 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.
Children play amidst rubble and smoke from oil fires in Qayarah on Oct. 26, 2016. (PATRICK OSGOOD/Iraq Oil Report)
  • Two dozen civilians executed in central Mosul
  • Civilians fleeing Left Bank eastwards in greater numbers, some killed
  • Airstrikes target IED, mustard gas munitions factory
  • Civilians on Left Bank killed in airstrike
  • Progress on three fronts south of Mosul, including new militia offensive to Tal Afar

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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