ISIS Prepares for the Final Battle in Mosul - The Daily Beast

Life for the Mosul residents still living under ISIS control is tough and full of dangers, as the insurgents battle advancing Iraqi forces without regard for civilian life. The insurgents' defence is predicted to stiffen further.


Mosul residents reluctant to leave despite danger lurking at every turn - The National

"Salem Khader has had no time to mourn the death of his wife, who was killed two days earlier by one of ISIL’s mortar shells raining down on the Mosul neighbourhoods no longer under its control. He is too preoccupied with saving his own life."