ISIL terrorists take Iraq college staff, students hostage

ISIL terrorists take Iraq college staff, students hostage
Sat Jun 7, 2014 15:01:58

Al-Qaeda-linked ISIL terrorists have taken staff and students hostage at a university campus in the troubled Iraq city of Ramadi, where the nation’s security forces have been battling the foreign-sponsored insurgents for months.

Armed elements of the ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) infiltrated the university from the nearby Al-Tasha area, killed its security guards, and blew up the bridge leading to its main gate, police said.

The attack is the third major terrorist operation by the Takfiri insurgents in Iraq in the past three days, following heavy fighting and suicide bombings in northern Iraq on Friday and a major assault on the holy city of Samarra on Thursday.

According to local press reports, Iraqi forces have cordoned off the University campus.

The attack came a day after violence, including heavy fighting between the insurgents and security forces and twin suicide bombings targeting a minority group, killed at least 36 people in the northern province of Nineveh.

Moreover on Thursday, the Takfiri terrorists seized multiple areas of Samarra in a major terror assault that was ultimately repelled by Iraqi anti-terror forces after house-to-house battles and helicopter strikes.

Senior Iraqi officials have repeatedly blames the Saudi government and some of its Persian Gulf Arab neighbors for financially backing and supplying Takfiri terrorists across the county in a move to destabilize the key Arab nation neighboring Iran and Syria.

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