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A batch of 11 Indian nurses has been rescued from conflict-hit Kirkuk area of Iraq and will be arriving home in the next three-five days, said MEA.
Indian intelligence officials are worried about the fate of the 39 Indian construction workers who were taken hostage by IS last year.
The news of Alam’s detention hasn’t gone down too well with his employers in Kurdistan who have asked Alam to furnish a No Objection Certificate on his return, subject to which he will be allowed to re-join.
As many as 183 Indians stranded in strife-torn Iraq, including the 46 nurses from Kerala who were freed by Iraqi insurgents, arrived here Saturday to a grand welcome, ending days of tension and uncertainty.
The 46 Indian nurses, who were captured by militants in Iraq arrived at the Kochi airport on Saturday morning. Most of them became emotional and even broke down as they were greeted by their families. Here are some images..
"They told us that you are all our our sisters. You would not be harmed. But we did not believe them", Sandra said, adding, some armed doctors also travelled with them during the seven hours journey from from Tikrit to Mosul. They left the hospital at 12 pm in four buses and reached Mosul by 7 pm.
On a day of "dramatic developments", all 46 Indian women nurses were suddenly set free by Sunni militants ISIS in strife-torn Iraq and were being brought back home along with 70 others in a special Air India plane which left this evening for Erbil, a non-conflict zone.
"I can confirm to you that those Indian nurses who were moved against their will are now free," Akbaruddin said.
The 46 Indian nurses, who were forced to move out of Tikrit city in Iraq's conflict zone, are on their way to Erbil, a non-conflict area in the country where a team of Indian officials is waiting for them.