Hundreds Rally In Western Iraq Following Female Student Killing

June 02, 2014

RAMADI -- RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq reports that hundreds of university students in Iraq’s western Anbar Province have taken to the streets to express anger after the killing of a fellow female student. 

Sama Laith, a student at Ramadi University, was killed by a stray bullet on June 1 while doing her final exams at the Faculty of Agriculture.

Local security forces promised to investigate the killing.
The protest came as government forces continued their battle to recapture parts of Ramadi, Anbar's regional capital, from Al-Qaeda-linked militants.

In the city, security forces claim they have regain control over most of the areas previously under the control of insurgents.

In the nearby city of Fallujah on June 1, fighting between Iraqi security forces and insurgents left at least 22 dead.