39 Indians kidnapped in Iraq could be in prison near Mosul : Sushma Swaraj

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NEW DELHI: Union foreign minister Sushma Swaraj visited the kins of 39 construction workers kidnapped in year 2014 from Mosul.  During her visit, she raised the expectations of them and asserted that they would be released soon. She said, India had got information about it that they were likely  to be detained in a jail near Mosul.

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As per Sushma Swaraj, the mislaid Indians are currently in a prison at Badush, northwest of Mosul. Currently, their battling is on amid Islamic State and Iraqi government forces.

Sushma Swaraj asserted that Iraqi foreign minister Ibrahim Al Jaafari is likely to come to India on July 24. He will give information about the mislaid men.

“East Mosul has been entirely untied from IS and now buildings are being sanitised and authorities are not permitting civilians to go there as there may be bombs and other explosives,” Swaraj affirmed.

Following Iraqi PM announcement, Minister of state for external affairs VK Singh went to the Gulf nation.

“An official who cited insight sources revealed to Gen Singh that they (specialists) were sent for healing facility development and afterward in a homestead. From that point, they were sent to a correctional facility in Badush west of Mosul, where battling is still on. There has been no data from that point forward,” Swaraj expressed.

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“We called relatives of every one of the individuals who were stole in Iraq. I had just met them 10 or 12 times, yet this time the circumstance was diverse as the Iraqi executive had proclaimed that Mosul had been liberated from the IS. That very day, I requested that VK Singh go to Iraq and gather insights about the Indians,” Swaraj said.

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