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Don’t know 100% if missing Indians are alive: Iraq FM

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July 24, 2017

Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Foreign Minister of Iraq said today that they were not sure 100 per cent they were alive or not. “We don’t know. We are going to do our best but we have no substantial evidence that they were killed or whether they are still alive. Can’t confirm anything in that regard,” al-Jaafari said on the 39 missing Indians.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is expected to make a statement on the issue of the 39 missing Indian citizens in Iraq at 5 pm in the Lok Sabha today.

The EAM met with the Iraq Foreign Minister in New Delhi today. The two leaders reportedly discussed the issue of the Indians reportedly kidnapped by ISIS three years ago from Mosul city.

His visit came just two weeks after Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the liberation of countrys second largest city, Mosul, from ISIS.(Agencies)

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