Govt making all efforts to locate 39 Indians in Mosul: MEA

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], July 13 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affair on Thursday said that the Centre is leaving no stone unturned in finding and saving 39 Indian in Mosul. MEA Spokes person Gopal Baglay said that the government remains engaged, seriously and sincerely with senior most authorities to locate Indian in Mosul. "Efforts are on to save life of 39 missing Indians in Mosul. We remain engaged, seriously and sincerely with senior most authorities: MEA on Indians missing in Mosul," Bagley said. The external affairs ministry has said that until there is any information to the contrary, it will continue to work under the assumption that the captives are still alive. According to reports, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has discussed the matter with her Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, on two occasions after the kidnapping. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Sunday declared victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group, also known as Daesh in the "liberated" Mosul city of Iraq. Anadolu quoted Iraq's state television stating that Abadi arrived in the city "to congratulate the heroic fighters and the Iraqi people for the great victory." Abadi made the announcement through Twitter, "PM Al-Abadi arrives in Mosul to announce its liberation and congratulate the armed forces and Iraqi people on this victory." (ANI)