1- ISIL is planning to bomb most of the remaining buildings in Mosul. It started with bombing the governorate’s building, and currently preparing to bomb Mosul hotel near Alshuhada bridge (the third bridge). Bombing the hotel threatens the bridge that was subjected to several bombings before. It is believed that the main goal of bombing the hotel is to bomb the bridge itself.
2- Redeployment of ISIL and increasing their numbers significantly in the city. It is evident that their numbers are rising by seeing at least 3 fighters at every ally all over the city.
3- We learned that ISIL is spreading car bombs over the city, and booby-trapping power poles.
4- The signs of the battles are strongly felt in the city. ISIL is tightening up on the residents and tries to provoke them.
5- ISIL launched a campaign to collect SIM cards and threatens to apprehend any one seen with a mobile phone.
6- Fear and anxiety are prominent in the city at the moment
7- Many are getting ready to flea the city once the battles start in Mosul
8- Uncertainty of fate is awaiting over one million citizens in Mosul; a fate uncertainty that swings between displacement and becoming war casualties is what Mosulis fear the most.
9- ISIL moved prisoners from their old detention camps to new locations. It is confirmed that ISIL will place detainees at possible military targets.
10- Calm and quietness are about to be over in Mosul. An unusual activity and evident call up of ISIL fighters is strongly present in the city.
11- A fire was witnessed at ISIL security office (the islamic police) at Al-arabi neighborhood. It is believed that ISIL set the documents of this office on fire
12- Lately, a foreign type of portable missiles were found in ISIL possession. Those missiles are mounted on small trucks. Those trucks, in addition to the missiles, equipped with a 20-liter gallons. The contents of those gallons is unknown.
13- The signs of food crisis in Mosul start to loom. Prices are sky rocket high.
14- Surveillance aircraft are constantly flying over Mosul.
15- A small surveillance drone belongs to ISIL was spotted near Al-Ghizlani, south of Mosul.
16- Foreign fighters start to appear more heavily after a significant shrink in their numbers in the past few days.
17- Children and teens are the majority of ISIL fighter. They are aged between 15-18 years old.
18- We feel that ISIL is intended to fight a huge battle in Mosul, and there are no signs of it backing up, withdrawing, or fear.