New Delhi: The 39 Indians abducted by ISIS in Iraq are at a jail in Badush, and attempts are on to liberate them, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday after holding a meeting with the families.
Badush is a village 31 km away from Mosul, which was liberated from ISIS on July 10. Though fighting is on in the village the defeat of the ISIS in Mosul has raised hopes for the liberation of the jail, where the ISIS had massacred more than 650 Shia prisoners in June 2014.
The Indians – construction workers who are mostly from Punjab – had been abducted in 2014. They had been working at a hospital construction site, from where they were shifted to a farm.
As per Sources VK Singh, the junior foreign minister, that the missing Indians are most likely to have been kept in a jail in Badush, said Swaraj.