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Carnage Across Iraq Leaves 184 Killed, 183 Wounded

•, Margaret Griffis


In Ramadi, militants attempted a takeover of the University of Anbar. The attack began when militants killed three police guards and then took hostage a number of students in a dormitory. Some of the students were removed from their rooms, but their fate is unclear. After a few hours, the militants simply left the campus. At least one student was killed, as were nine militants.

According to professors, the insurgents encouraged everyone to leave the campus. However, a few students were reported still on campus after the rest fled. One guard suggested the real goal was to take control of an area behind campus called Humaira. Occupying Humaira would allow for supply lines to be set up between Ramadi and Falluja.

A suicide bomber drover into a bridge near Ramadi, killing two soldiers and wounded five more.

Shelling left seven dead and 17 wounded in Falluja.

Gunmen in Rutba killed a policeman and wounded two more.

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