Resorting to guerilla deception is nothing new for Daesh, according to IFP, which has targeted Sunnis, Shiites, Kurds, Christians, and many others. The village of Kan’ous has since been liberated by the Iraqi army, according to reports.
— Alwaght (@EnglishAlwaght) December 5, 2016
Earlier Monday, the US-led coalition against Daesh conducted five airstrikes to soften the terror group’s forces near Mosul, according to an announcement from the Operation Inherent Resolve joint task force. The Mosul strikes reportedly eliminated seven mortar systems, four Daesh-held buildings, two vehicles, and a front-end loader while engaging four tactical units, according to the news release. The airstrikes also damaged 31 supply routes.
"Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft," against Daesh targets in Iraq, the report added. Over the weekend, the coalition of over 60 nations also launched 11 airstrikes on strategic targets in Syria, destroying oil assets, mortar systems, and a weapons production facility.
In Aleppo, Moscow officials have said that rebel shelling of a Russian mobile hospital has resulted in the deaths of two Russian nurses and eight civilians, with others in critical condition.