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17 July 2017, 04:43 | Rufus Hill
It took Iraq's US -backed forces almost nine months to wrest Mosul from the Islamic State group, and the cost was enormous destruction, especially in the western part of the city. Swaraj further informed the relatives, they might be locked in a jail in Badush where the fighting between the ISIS and Iraqi forces is continued.
Families of 39 missing Indians in Iraq met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. "An official who quoted intelligence sources told Gen Singh that they (workers) were deployed for hospital construction and then in a farm".
Explaining the Minister's comments, Gurpinder Kaur, leader of the delegation of the 39 families, told The Hindu that the government believed that the latest information was reliable as it was shared by high-level officials with General (Retd.) V.K. Singh, who returned from Iraq after visiting various spots.
"Only after the area is cleared in Badush can we get more information about their location and their well being", she said, adding that she personally gave that information to the families of the missing Indians.
Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar were also present during the briefing. She briefed family members of the abducted men, who are mostly from Punjab, about the information gathered by V K Singh.
Amarinder had called up Swaraj recently to seek her intervention, saying that the families were keenly awaiting the return of their kin following the defeat of the Islamic State and needed the Central government's support in bringing them back. He was last seen in public in 2014 after his group captured Mosul when he announced the creation of the so-called caliphate in both Syria and Iraq. She has met the family members on several occasions.
"They have also demolished 1,247 booby-trapped cars belonging to the terrorist group", he noted, according to a Farsi report by Al-Alam.
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