Iraq's top Shia Cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani underwent surgery Thursday at the Kafeel hospital in Karbala and was sent home Friday. The cleric has been critical in calming tensions in recent months as the country faced crisis after crisis
Many hospitals destroyed during the war to dislodge ISIS from Mosul, northern Iraq, have not been rebuilt. Patients complain of a shortage of medicine, doctors and medical staff as well as hospital beds.
The newly rebuild Modern Medical Hospital in Raqqa has reopened many of its departments and is welcoming patients. The reopening of the hospital was accomplished thanks to the efforts of doctors and volunteers.