1- Today, Mosul has entered the atmosphere of the war. The bombardment is continuous on many areas of the city, specifically the southern and northeastern outskirts of the city. Many civilian casualties were reported due to the bombing.
2- ISIL has seized many SIM cards, and those who successfully managed to hide them, fear to use them.
3- ISIL has booby-trapped all bridges in Mosul with explosives and the fifth bridge with car bombs under it. The third bridge is ramshackle because tge weakness in its foundations and showing large cracks on it. Alhurriya bridge has already been damaged as it was bombed lately.
4- ISIL executed 23 prisoners this morning.
5- We believe that there are prisoners held inside Ibn Sina and Al-Jamhouri hospitals. Several Yazidi girls are among the captives.
6- ISIL members are spread on the streets, in cars equipped with heavy armament. Most of those fighters are teenagers.
7- There is no building left standing in Mosul. What was not targeted by the coalition, ISIL bombed it.
8- The fires at Almishraq sulfur field sent a clear message to the Mosulis: ISIL will not spare the city and its inhabitants for its defence.
9- ISIL gave a very clear meesage this morning, “Who is not with us is against us”, said one of ISIL leaders at Bab Altob, “and anyone trues to backup the liberating forces is targeted”.
10- ISIL tells people through mosques that the liberating forces is here to kill the Mosulis and to “enslave” their women.
11- People fear this war and the uncertainty of it and what happens after it very much.
12- Many are not willing to leave their homes even if the battle blasts through their streets. What happened in Kirkuk sent a message to the mosulis that fleeing the city means the worst case scenario.
13- Just we have assured in the past few days, ISIL has no intentions to leave the city, and will be fighting to their last breath over leaving the city. That means they will use the civilians as human shields, which already happening now. ISIL is fortified among the innocent civilians.
14- Many ISIL families already left Mosul. Only the fighters are left in the city and the number of foreign fighters is on the rise.
15- The city streets are almost closed after setting up concrete barricades on the inner roads and highways in the city.