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Iraq: Mosul Humanitarian Response: Weekly Explosive Incidents Report (16 - 22 April 2017)

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April 16, 2017
• Iraqi Military Forces advanced further into the Mosul Al-Qadimah and controlled the areas around Al-Hadbaa minaret in Mosul Al-Qadimah.

• Iraqi Military Forces targeted ISIS positions with mortars in Al-Thawra neighborhood western side of Mosul city.

• ISIS claims to have killed 9 and wounded 10 Iraqi military personnel after clashing against them in the outskirts of Raas Al-Jadah area western side of Mosul city.

• Popular Mobilization Forces found and cleared 72 IEDs in the farmlands near Ain Al-Talawi village west of Telafar city

April 17, 2017
• Iraqi Military Forces clashed against ISIS while advancing towards Al-Farooq area from the west of Mosul Al-Qadimah located western side of Mosul city.

• Iraqi Air Forces launched air raids on Hatra and Al-Ba’aj districts of Ninewa Province and Sheikh Ibrahim village west of Mosul city targeting ISIS gathering points, VIBED and IED factories.

• Popular Mobilization Forces cleared a landmine field on the road that is opposite to Al-Mashak village in Makhoul Mountains.

• Iraqi Military Forces launched shells on ISIS in Al-Farooq area in Mosul Al-Qadimah western side of Mosul city

April 18, 2017
• Iraqi Military Forces liberated Al-Thawra Apartments western side of Mosul city.

• Iraqi Air Forces launched airstrikes on the areas of Al-Riyadh subdistrict of Hawiga district in Kirkuk province, Al-Ureitha and Bab Al-Kher villages in Ba’aj district of Ninewa province.

• Twelve civilians killed due an ISIS SVBIED attack in Al-Thawra neighborhood in the western side of Mosul city.

• A VBIED exploded when civilians tried to flee from Al-Thawra neighborhood in the western side of Mosul city, which led to the death of 6 and injury of 14.

April 19, 2017
• ISIS carried out two mortar attacks on Al Markaz Road in Al-Gazaer neighborhood in the eastern side of Mosul city, which led to the death of one civilian and injury of seven.

• Iraqi Security Forces found and cleared 13 IEDs in Al-Dium neighborhood in Tikrit city of Salah Al-Din province, and Iraqi Military Forces found and cleared VBIEDs, booby-trapping factories, mortars, a cannon, an improvised fighting vehicle, weapons and munitions cache in the areas of Mosul Al-Qadimah western side of Mosul city.

• Popular Mobilization Forces repelled on a group of ISIS who tried to sneak through Makhoul Mountains in Salah Al-Din province.

April 20, 2017
• Iraqi Military Forces liberated Al-Nasr neighborhood and managed to re-control Al-Thawra neighborhood in the western side of Mosul city.

• ISIS launched shells on Bashir village south of Kirkuk city, which led to the injury of 4 children.

• Iraqi Air Forces launched airstrikes on Khdhir Alyas area south of Telafar district, near Telafer Airport, Muhallabiyah subdictrict west of Mosul city and Al-Islah Al Ziraee neighborhood located in the western side of Mosul city.

• Near Mosul city in Ninewa province, Coalition Forces launched seven strikes that engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed five VBIEDs, five front-end loaders, four mortar systems, a medium machine gun and a VBIED factory.

April 21, 2017
• ISIS carried out a suicide attack against Iraqi Military Forces using an SVBIED in Al-Tank neighborhood western side of Mosul city.

• Five civilians killed and fourteen got injured due to a VBIED explosion planted by ISIS in Al-Zohoor neighborhood eastern side of Mosul city.

• Popular Mobilization Forces found and cleared more than 100 IEDs in Makhoul Mountains near Sheikh Ali village in Salah Al-Din province.

• Near Mosul city in Ninewa province, Coalition Forces launched six strikes that engaged seven ISIS tactical units, destroyed 11 rocket-propelled grenade systems, seven fighting positions, six VBIEDs, five mortar systems, three VBIED facilities, a weapons cache, a medium machine gun and an ISIS staging area; damaged 11 ISIS supply routes, four fighting positions; and suppressed two mortar teams and ISIS tactical unit.

April 22, 2017
• Iraqi Military Forces liberated Al-Seiha Al-Thaniya neighborhood western side of Mosul city.

• Iraqi Military Forces destroyed a booby-trapped tank carrier, which was targeting them from Al-Refaee neighborhood towards Al-Thawra neighborhood western side of Mosul city.

• ISIS launched shells on Al-Mohandiseen neighborhood, which injured 2 civilians eastern side of Mosul city