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Rescued Indian Nurses in Iraq to return Country Today

New Delhi, Feb 07: Indian nurses rescued from Islamic state stronghold Iraq will return home country India today. They were trapped during the ongoing war in Iraq against the IS extremists.

India's foreign ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin confirmed that 11 Indian nurses from Kerala have been evacuated from Kirkuk, the Kurdhish city and they will return home from Irbil on 7 February.

All the evacuated nurses were working in hospitals in Kirkuk. They were under trapped during the fighting between Kurdish forces and IS militants.

According to some media reports, 40 Indians are still being held hostage by the ISIS in Iraq.

The discussions are on to free them from their captive.

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