Battle for Mosul claims the life of another academic

December 6, 2016 | News

It is with great regret that Cara reports the death of another academic from the University of Mosul. Dr Adel Aref from the Archaeology College was sadly killed as the Iraqi military offensive on the ISIS stronghold of Mosul continues.

Residents of Mosul are fearing a tough winter as the Iraqi army are facing a fierce resistance from Islamic State fighters and the military campaign is likely to extend well into the New Year. Three-quarters of Mosul is still controlled by militants, where 1 million citizens are living under siege-like conditions.

The University of Mosul has served as a primary base for ISIS fighters.