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200 more Indians return from Iraq

July 06, 2014 11:35 IST

Two-hundred Indians landed in New Delhi from Najaf in trouble-torn Iraq on a special chartered flight of Iraq Airways early on Sunday.

The flight landed in New Delhi at around 0430 hours in the morning carrying the passengers.

More passengers are expected to be airlifted and brought back from Iraq over the next two days from special flights including that of Air India.

The plane was chartered by the Union external affairs ministry.

This comes a day after 46 Indian nurses, who were held captive by ISIS militants in Iraq, and 137 others including 70 from Kirkuk in the northern part of Iraq, who returned in a special AI flight to Kochi via Mumbai on Saturday.

Nearly 600 Indian nationals will come back from conflict-hit Iraq over the next two days, the external affairs ministry had said on Saturday.

Image: An Indian national working in Iraq speaks to mediapersons on his arrival at New Delhi airport

Photo courtesy: ANI/Twitter


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