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Jihadists seize hostages on Iraq campus, sparking battle

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Jihadists took hundreds of students and staff hostage at a university in the Iraqi city of Ramadi on Saturday, sparking an assault led by special forces in which they were freed, officials said. 

Members of the Iraqi security forces take position during fighting with anti-government fighters on May 21, 2014 in the city of Ramadi

And in northern Iraq, heavy fighting between security forces and militants entered a second day, killing 59 people, while a wave of bombings in Baghdad left at least 25 more dead.

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