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ISIS militants in Iraq release 46 Indian nurses from their captivity
All the 46 Indian nurses who were stuck in Tikrit in war-torn Iraq have been freed by Sunni insurgents. Red Cross has confirmed their release according to the various media reports.

The nurses had taken shelter in the basement of the hospital for quite a long time and ISIS rebels were continuously keeping a watch on them.

The sources say that the nurses are now being taken to an airport to fly them back to India. They will reach their native state Kerala by Saturday. Nurses have reached Mosul at around Thursday midnight and are unharmed and were kept in two rooms.

Today the Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy has also met Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj to discuss the way of safe release of the nurses. Sushma Swaraj had assured the CM that the government was doing everything for the nurses' safety and to bring them back to India.

About 10,000 Indians work in Iraq, mostly in areas unaffected by the fighting between the ISIS and government forces. 

Some 900 Indians are ready to return and are being flown out of Iraq. 39 Indians are in captivity in Mosul and unharmed, said the government.

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