The Islamic State (IS) militants are allegedly moving medical equipment and medications from public hospitals to the battlefields.
A Mosul source told BasNews that IS militants had seized all medications and medical equipment from Mosul public hospitals overnight on 16th April as they are needed on the frontlines.
The source added, “The hospitals of Mosul are suffering from a lack of medications now because the Iraqi government has not been delivering the required supplies to Mosul properly during the last two months.”
IS advances in Iraq have been largely halted as Kurdish forces, the Iraqi army and international coalition airstrikes confront them, pushing the insurgents back on the majority of frontlines.
As the clashes continue, the number of insurgent casualties increases and they are trying to provide treatment for wounded militants at the front.
Injured jihadists have been receiving medical treatment in public hospitals in the cities they control, creating a critical shortage of medicines and equipment.