General view of Ramadi, May 2014
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Hostages seized as Iraq militants storm Ramadi university

Militants in Iraq have stormed a university campus in the western city of Ramadi, taking dozens of students and staff hostage.

One student at the Anbar University campus said "everybody is in panic".

One report said some guards had died and that the militants were from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.

The western province of Anbar is a focal point of Iraq's rising sectarian violence, with a number of areas controlled by Sunni militants.

The BBC's Youssef Taha reports.

  • 07 Jun 2014
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