As I am preparing the yearly report for the second remembrance of Mosul’s fallout, I came across those events:
– Friday, 06-20-2014:
Rumors among people about the danger of having ISIL around, and the Baathists spreading news around saying that they are capable to confront ISIL. Yet, people say the opposite as ISIL offered monthly salary of $800 for volunteers. Despite that there is a growing feeling that ISIL does not truly care for what is happening as we no longer see anyone but Mosul’s people (the villagers) spreading in Mosul, and who were known among people as militant start to go public.
Mosul is undergoing a demographic change as a result of the moving of the villagers from the countryside into the city.
there are rumors about the militants’ willing to bomb Jonah’s shrine.
– On Feb. of 2014, a group of ISIL stormed into the bureau of internal revenue in Mosul on the eastern bank. they occupied the building for four hours and demand the employees to hand over all the bureau’s records and lured them to give them a percentage of the revenues or they would kill all the employees. Then, Atheel Alnujaifi went to negotiate with them. After the negotiations and the intervention of several delegates, they retreated from the building.
ISIL used to get a portion of the revenues that people used to pay.
– March, 2014:
Alnaqishbendi’s army forces took over the western bank of Mosul after battles with the police forces and the army. Their control of the western bank was from 1:00 AM till 6:00 AM. They killed 3 police members. Police was able to capture 6 of them. Mahid Algharrawi immediately executed them on site.
The rest were gone.
– Thursday, 06-05-2014:
During the curfew that was announced after receiving information about ISIL’s attempts to take over the city in revenge for the killing Abu Abdulrahman Albilawi by the federal police forces at Aljazira. All the intelligance, the police, security, and the military forces received the information.
Regardless of all the precaution and security measures taken, ISIL assassinated one of the education bureau employees at 8:30 PM.