MOSUL — Islamic State (IS) militants set Ibn Sina hospital in west Mosul on fire after being cordoned off by the Iraqi federal police forces on Sunday.
Colonel Khudair Saleh told BasNews that the IS militants set Ibn Sina hospital on fire after it was surrounded by the federal police forces following the liberation of al-Battul and al-Jamhuri hospitals by the police forces.
Saleh added that the IS extremists executed 12 civilians inside the hospital who were held by the militant organization.
He noted that "the forces have besieged the hospital and are preparing to storm it."
Ibn Sina hospital, located on the right coast (west Mosul), is the fifth largest hospital in Mosul and is the last hospital remaining under the control of IS in the city.