A new amateur video apparently recorded by a local Mosul resident showing life in Mosul under the rule of Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham or ISIS. The video that is just few seconds longer than a minute is believed to be recorded on February 8, 2015. In the video, life seems to be normal and no ISIS militant is seen in the neighborhood.
After a surprise retreat by Iraqi army in Mosul on June 10, 2014, the ISIS militants were able to overrun the city. In the last two weeks, Iraqi and American military officials have indicated that Iraqi government troops would launch a major offensive to recapture territory “in the weeks ahead.”