Egypt’s Al-Azhar University has fired some 300 students for being associated to the ISIL terrorist group.
The decision was made following reports about these students’ suspected ties with the Takfiri terrorists.
It had been reported earlier that ISIL seeks to recruit foreign students studying at Al-Azhar.
Egypt’s security forces have recently arrested two of Al-Azhar’s Tajik students, accusing them of trying to join ISIL.
Al-Azhar officials have ordered the university’s branches all over Egypt to have foreign students under close watch.
The ISIL terrorist group, which is mainly operating in Iraq and Syria, has in recent months spread its acts of terror to a number of North African countries, including Egypt.
In July, militants affiliated with ISIL claimed responsibility for a deadly roadside bombing in Egypt’s volatile Sinai Peninsula.