Some news were circulated saying that judges, doctors and academics were asked to attend a court hearing. This is not true, nothing like that happened. Also, there has been some rumors that Mosul is under siege, which is not true either. There is no siege from the eastern or western side of Mosul. Al-Ba’aj area [western Mosul; borders with Syria] is open completely to Syria. South of Mosul belongs to the armed forces too, all the way to Tikrit.