Iraq security forces recaptured areas lost earlier to the Islamic State group in and around the battleground city of Ramadi, security officials said on Tuesday.
Police Major Omar al-Alawni said that government forces regained control of the city's Pediatric and Maternity Hospital and the surrounding neighborhood late Monday night after fierce clashes with IS militants. The hospital is located about 500 meters from a complex of government offices.
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