The President of the UOK, Prof. Dr. Akeel Abed Yasseen, announced the beginning of weapon training for university employees, professors and students, in response to the call made by the higher religious authority in preparedness and training for battle in the case of an emergency.
Dr. Yasseen stated that the training operations are carried out in collaboration with Najaf Police Directorate, where trained officers from the police leadership supervise the training. Pointing out that the training includes teaching the basic arts of fighting and how to use combat weapons. All training operations are held inside the university campus.
The president confirmed that the aim of these events is to complete the preparation for any emergency, and they come in line with the country’s battle against terrorism. The training also seeks psychological preparation for the sons of the Iraqi nation, so that they can play an active role in the fight against the dark forces and emancipation of the occupied Iraqi cities by ISIS.