Friday, 28 July, 2017

Kin disheartened as Swaraj says missing Punjabis are in ISIS-zone

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According to Swaraj, the missing Indians are likely in a jail at Badush, northwest of Mosul, where fighting is still on between Islamic State and Iraqi government forces.

The Iraqi operation to recapture Mosul, the key stronghold of ISIL terrorist group, banned in Russian Federation and many other countries, began on October 2016. 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.

During the recent operation to recapture Iraq's northern city of Mosul, thousands of Daesh terrorists were killed and many others fled the region to Syria and elsewhere, the envoy noted, saying the Iraqi security forces are determined to go after the militants. However, they expressed disappointment after their meeting with Swaraj.

"We have kept our hopes alive about our family members who went missing in Iraq three years ago", Davinder, whose elder brother Gobinder (45) is missing in Iraq, told PTI. Today she said that they are probably in a prison in Badush.

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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.

"The women had weapons and explosive belts meant for attacking Iraqi troops" counter-terrorism official Haidar al-Araji said.

He predicted that the events which led to the failure of terrorists who are backed by the USA and the reactionary regimes in the region will also happen in Syria, Yemen and other countries which have come under attack.

"The US and its regional as well as their European allies were the main losers of the liberation of Mosul", Borujerdi said on Saturday.

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