Iraqi forces retake Anbar University from ISIS, officials say

July 26, 2015 3:57 PM

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BAGHDAD – Iraqi officials in Iraq's western Anbar province say government forces have retaken Anbar University from the Islamic State militant group after hours of fierce clashes.

Athal al-Fahdawi, a provincial councilman, says that Iraqi troops are in full control of the university, located 3 miles south of Anbar's provincial capital, the militant-held city of Ramadi. He adds that a number of buildings in and around the university complex have been badly damaged or destroyed...

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