On October 19, 2016, the Mosul-focused activist group Mosul Eye reported that the Islamic State (ISIS) had ordered the public to hand over all cellular phone SIM cards within 24 hours.
The text of the post reads: “ISIL has issued an order to the public to hand over all simcards the public has to the nearest Islamic security point in the city, and this order MUST be followed within 24 hours.
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