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Iraqi troops expel IS militants from Mosul University

IANS  |  Baghdad 

Iraqi counter-forces on Saturday liberated the campus of the University of Mosul and drove out Islamic State militants, according to military sources.

Major General Fadhil al-Barwari, commander of an Iraqi counter-unit, told Efe news that his forces had fully freed Iraq's second largest university.

The troops stormed the campus on Friday from both the south and northeast fronts and managed to take control over several buildings.

General Maan al-Saadi, commander of a special counter-unit said on Friday that the troops managed to liberate the university's institute of technology and faculty of technology, as well as several administrative buildings, on which they hoisted the Iraqi flag.



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First Published: Sat, January 14 2017. 17:52 IST