Email Facebook Twitter Mobile
Dec 6, 6:07 AM EST

Iraqi troops enter another IS-held neighborhood in Mosul

AP Photo
AP Photo/Manu Brabo

Last U.S. combat troop leaves Iraq
Iraqi Election 2010: What's at Stake?
Returning Troops Find Alternative Motivations
U.S. Troop Casualties in Iraq
Related Stories
Iraqi troops enter another IS-held neighborhood in Mosul

The Latest: Czechs send medics to Iraq for IS battle

As Iraq's Kurds eye statehood, a border takes shape

Death toll from last month's IS bombing in Iraq rises to 92

Ruins of homes in Kirkuk a sign of divisions to come in Iraq

Iraqi Communities in the U.S.

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Iraqi army says troops have entered another neighborhood held by the Islamic State group in the southeastern part of Mosul.

The commander of a joint operations center that oversees the Mosul campaign, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Yarellah, says that soldiers from the 9th Division took over the hospital building in the al-Salam neighborhood on Tuesday.

He did not provide more details but said the troops "continue clearing" the neighborhood from IS militants.

Iraqi forces, backed the U.S.-led international coalition, launched a campaign in October to retake Mosul, the country's second largest city and IS's last major urban bastion in Iraq.

Most gains have been made by special forces operating in the section of Mosul east of the Tigris River, while other forces are advancing on the city from other directions.

© 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Deal of the Day