Coalition strikes Mosul hospital: US military

Strike comes at request of Iraqi military, Central Command says

Coalition strikes Mosul hospital: US military

World Bulletin / News Desk

The U.S.-led coalition struck a hospital east of Mosul on Wednesday at the request of the Iraqi military, the American military said in a statement.

According to the Central Command, Iraqi forces on Tuesday attempted to capture the Al Salam Hospital that was used by ISIL as “a base of operations and command and control headquarters”. Iraqi forces faced heavy resistance.

“On Dec. 7th, after Iraqi forces continued to receive heavy and sustained machine gun and rocket propelled grenade fire from ISIL fighters in a building on the hospital complex, they requested immediate support from the Coalition,” according to a statement by Central Command.

In response coalition aircraft conducted a precision strike on the location, it said.

The agency did not release details about civilian casualties in and around the hospital.

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