Wednesday, 07 December 2016 17:50
Islamic State militants attacked Iraqi soldiers near a hospital in southeast
Mosul on Wednesday, an army officer and the militants group's new agency said,
trying to repel the army's deepest advances of the seven-week Mosul campaign. The
fighting came a day after the army's operations commander for Mosul said soldiers surged
into the city and took over the Salam hospital, less than a mile (1.5 km) from
the Tigris river which divides
eastern and western Mosul.
rapid advance marked a change in ...