Uprisings and dissent prevalent in ISIS-held Mosul according to resistance leader

A senior official from the armed resistance group ‘Mosul Brigades’ which is conducting attacks against ISIS inside the city has spoken about the lack of organisation and loyalty in the ISIS hierarchy which has led to uprisings and dissent.

Indicators that ISIS is losing control of its largest stronghold are piling up; the group is tightening rules and escalating the severity of its punishments. Their estimated population in the city now is between 3000 and 4500. This represents a significant decline; the number of runaways has escalated in recent weeks and months as militants flee to Raqqa and other districts (this includes senior officials).