Yesterday, southern Mosul was targeted for the first time by British warplanes, killing - according to our sources - 9 ISIL gunmen. There were also clashes yesterday between a newly-formed Yazidi resistance group and ISIL gunmen, killing 10 gunmen and 3 Yazidis.
Yesterday the Mosul Provincial Council held its first meeting in Alqosh. The Council called for formulating a plan to liberate Mosul, for speeding up the formation of the National Guard, while calling on Parliament to consider the Yazidi victims on a par with the victims of Camp Speicher.
A U.S. airstrike on Makhmur yesterday - presumably relying on advance intelligence - killed a number of ISIL personnel who had gathered in the targeted location.
There has been a negative public reaction regarding new ISIL regulations imposing bounty payments disguised as Islamic 'Zakat' contributions. ISIL authorities have also begun leasing government buildings and property. Meanwhile, fuel prices are still rising in anticipation of the winter season.