Iraqi Forces Establish Control over Key Hospital in Western Mosul
Iraqi army troops continued their advances in Nineveh province, and managed to take control of an ISIS-controlled hospital in the Western flank of Mosul.
"The Iraqi army's 9th Armored Brigade troops entered al-Salam hospital in Western Mosul and purged the hospital of terrorists," the Arabic-language al-Forat news quoted Commander of Nineveh Liberation Operation General Abdel Amir Yarallah as saying on Tuesday, FNA reported.
Almost 2 months ago, the Iraqi army, volunteer Shia and Sunni fighters as well as Kurdish Peshmerga forces launched a long-awaited operation to wrest control of Mosul, the last stronghold of Daesh in the Arab country. Since then, the Iraqi forces have been advancing on the city on multiple fronts.
Many believe that the recapture of Mosul, which fell to ISIS in 2014, would signal the terror outfit's total defeat in Iraq.
Source: Al Alam