Iraqi Forces Kill 25000 ISIS Elements in Mosul Operation

The next steps in the fight against ISIS

The next steps in the fight against ISIS

Swaraj on Sunday said her Iraqi counterpart might bring fresh information about them when he visits India on 24 July. According to Swaraj, the missing Indians are likely in a jail at Badush, northwest of Mosul, where fighting is still on between Islamic State and Iraqi government forces. From there, they were sent to a jail in Badush west of Mosul, where fighting is still on.

"Only after the area is cleared in Badush can we get more information about their location and their well being", she said, adding that she personally gave that information to the families of the missing Indians.

In this July 4, 2017 photo, an aerial view of the heavily damaged al-Nuri mosque in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq. But Ms Swaraj said though eastern Mosul has been liberated, the Iraqi forces are still checking some buildings and civilians can not enter the area.

Many of these families last spoke to their loved ones on June 15th 2014 and since then the only information they have about them is through the MEA.

All the youngsters who went to Iraq had gone there to eran livelihood but there is no word on them after they were abducted by the ISIS. The city's eastern half was declared liberated in January, and the push for the city's western section, separated from the east by the Tigris River, began the following month. The Indians - construction workers who are mostly from Punjab - had been abducted in 2014.

Mousavi also described the liberation of Mosul as an official termination of Daesh in Iraq, warning, however, that the terrorist group's evil ideologies still prevail in Iraq and the region.

" Hun sab rab de aasre hai (It is all in God's hands now)".

"We have been coming here for the past three years in hope of good news. The government does not have any information whether they are safe or not", said Gurpinder, a resident of Bhoewal village in Amritsar district.

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