US, international aid relieves strain on Irbil hospital, but suffering continues - News

STARS AND STRIPES | on Tue, Apr 4, 7:01 AM

BARTELLA, Iraq — A newly opened field hospital near Mosul has relieved some of the strain on a U.S.-built medical center about 40 miles away, which was being inundated with casualties late last year. A dozen or more wounded civilians and soldiers were arriving daily at the West Irbil Emergency Hospital in the early weeks of the campaign to oust the Islamic State from Mosul, which the group seized in 2014. The 165-bed facility in the Kurdish region’s capital was built by the U.S. Army Corps of...

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