3,500 Indians Evacuated from Iraq

Published: 21st July 2014 08:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st July 2014 08:29 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Over 3,500 Indians have managed to return home safely from strife-hit Iraq in the month of June.

However, nearly 50 Indian nationals, including 39 construction workers who are in captivity in Mosul, still remain in conflict zones of the war-torn country.

The Indian government, through its embassies, has funded the return of its citizens, even paying the ticket fare for 2,500, while an additional 1,000 tickets have been arranged by various employers for the workers, the MEA said, reiterating that it was trying to secure the release of 39 Indians still held in captive by rebels in Mosul. 

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