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39 Indians abducted by ISIS may be in Badush jail: Sushma Swaraj
The thirty-nine Indians that have been abducted in Iraq by ISIS three years ago may be lodged in Badush jail.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, provided this information to the press while quoting information received from the Iraqi intelligence sources. She said that the abducted Indians may have been lodged in a jail in Badush, a place located northwest of Mosul. Badush is a place that is still under the control of the ISIS despite Mosul being liberated from by the Iraqi forces.

Swaraj also said that the Iraqi foreign minister might be able to provide more information when he visits India. The Iraqi foreign minister is scheduled to visit India on the 24th of this month.

As per various reports, most of the abducted men belong to the state of Punjab. As per earlier reports, the abducted Indians were supposed to have been kept at a church in Mosul. But as the city was liberated from ISIS control by the Iraqi forces, the abducted Indians could not be found.

As Iraqi forces had declared liberation of Mosul, VK Singh had left the next day and held a series of  meetings with Kurdish and Iraqi leaders in order to gather information about the abducted men.

She also assured the families of the abducted workers that the government has been very serious about the abductions and has been trying to engage with the Iraqi authorities at all possible levels. She also said that she had talked to all foreign ministers of all countries in the region who could help in tracing the abducted Indians.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had also earlier met Swaraj seeking her intervention to secure the release of the Indians.

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