Fierce Mosul fighting as Iraq army takes hospital

Iraq's elite Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) has spearheaded the drive into Mosul over the past month, retaking several neighbourhoods in the east of the cityThe Iraqi army met fierce resistance from the Islamic State group in Mosul Wednesday after taking a hospital deep inside the eastern half of the city, commanders said. The army’s 9th Armoured Division said it had retaken Al-Salam hospital, which lies near the Tigris river that separates the two halves of the city. The push launched on Tuesday is the farthest the army has penetrated into east Mosul since the start of a broad offensive launched on October 17 to retake the city from IS.

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