External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said that 39 missing Indian nationals, who have been reportedly held hostage in the Iraqi city of Mosul since 2014, are probably in a jail in Badush where fighting is still going on.
Swaraj also stated that in the effort to locate them, she had asked Minister of State for External Affairs, VK Singh, to go to Erbil on the very day Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi declared Mosul has been liberated from ISIS.
Visited Peshmarga frontline in Mosul area to seek information on Indians held by ISIS. Peshmerga still clearing ISiS held areas. pic.twitter.com/ND1Auczcz7— Vijay Kumar Singh (@Gen_VKSingh) July 12, 2017
Earlier in the day, Sushma Swaraj, MoS MEA MJ Akbar and MoS MEA VK Singh met families of 39 Indians in Delhi who are missing in Iraq since 2014.