39 abducted Indians in Iraq may be in Mosul jail: minister

39 abducted Indians in Iraq may be in jail: Sushma Swaraj
39 abducted Indians in Iraq may be in jail: Sushma Swaraj


A total of 39 Indians were abducted in Iraq by ISIS terrorist group three years ago may be lodged in a jail in Badush in northwest Mosul, Times of India quoted External Affairs Minister Sushma Swara as saying on Monday.
Swara added that her Iraqi counterpart may bring fresh information about them when he visits India on July 24.
Swaraj on Sunday briefed family members of the abducted men, who are mostly from Punjab, about information gathered by the Minister of State for External Affairs, VK Singh, who was sent to  Iraq after the declaration of Mosul full liberation from ISIS terrorists.
The abducted Indians were detained at a hospital construction site and then shifted to a farm. 
They were then taken to a jail in Badush in West Mosul, where fighting between ISIS and the Iraqi forces is still ongoing, Swaraj added.
She also revealed that Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari is scheduled to visit India on July 24 and may bring updated information about them.

Last Modified: 07 17 2017 04:12 PM

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