Two academics die in the battle for Mosul

December 14, 2016 | News

It is with great sadness that Cara reports another tragic loss for the University of Mosul.

Cara’s sources have confirmed that Professor Lokman Safar, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Assistant Professor Abdul Aziz Mahmoo, Head of the Department of Geology, were killed as the Iraqi military offensive on the ISIS stronghold of Mosul continues.

According to the UN, the almost two-month-old battle for Mosul has the potential to become one of the largest humanitarian disasters in history.