Iraqi troops expel IS militants from Mosul University

Baghdad, Jan 14 (IANS) Iraqi counter-terrorism 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-terrorism 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-terrorism 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.