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Search ops on for 39 missing Indians abducted by ISIS: Iraq Embassy

ANI
Published : Jul 23, 2017, 4:05 pm IST
Updated : Jul 23, 2017, 6:30 pm IST

The Government of India has already sent two high-level senior delegations to Iraq to follow up on this matter.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar and genera V.K. Singh pose for group photo after the meeting with family members of 39 Indian men missing in Iraq since June 2014 in Delhi. (Photo: PTI)
 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar and genera V.K. Singh pose for group photo after the meeting with family members of 39 Indian men missing in Iraq since June 2014 in Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The Iraq Embassy on Sunday has informed India that search operations are underway to locate the 39 missing Indians who were taken as prisoners by ISIS in 2014, further assuring there is a high level coordination between Iraqi and Indian concerned authorities to locate them.

The Government of India has already sent two high-level senior delegations to Iraq to follow up on this matter.

 

However, Iraqi Ambassador to India Fakhri H Al-Issa had said that the Embassy has no information about the missing 39 Indians citizens.

"I don't want to say anything. I have no information. Sometimes no news is good news. They might be in Badush prison," Issa said.

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Sushma Swaraj, along with Minister of State (MoS) for Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) M.J. Akbar and MoS MEA Gen. (Retd.) VK Singh, met families of 39 Indians who are missing in Iraq since 2014 on July 16.

Sushma had assured, "Once fighting stops in Badush and the area is cleared, we can probably find out about the whereabouts of the missing nationals."

 

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