Iraq ISIS News updates, latest updates for Kidnapped nurse of India, Indian nurses freed by ISIS and reach us India at home, War of ISIS and Iraq news updates, latest pics and videos of iraq, iraq isis war news bulletin, news in English about iraq war, iraq civil wars news, ISIS prime news free nurse of India News Source: All 46 Indian women nurses kept captive by ISIS in Iraq were freed on Friday after intense diplomatic efforts. They will return to Kerala on Saturday morning in a special Air India plane which left for Erbil, a non-conflict zone.
Also boarding the plane along with the nurses would be 70 other Indians stranded in strife-hit Iraq. In what appeared to be a sudden change of mind, the militants told the nurses on Friday morning after breakfast that they should be ready to move to Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan, on their way home.

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The dramatic development took place some 24 hours after gun-toting militants forced the nurses to leave their hospital in Tikrit, where they had been holed up for days, for the rebel stronghold Mosul.
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“I can confirm that the Indian nurses moved out against their will are free. They are in touch with the Indian Embassy officials at Erbil,” Syed Akbaruddin, a spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry, told reporters in New Delhi. Erbil in north Iraq is the capital of Kurdistan region of the Arab Gulf country.

The ordeal of the nurses, who were working at a hospital in Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit, began when a swift Islamic State for Iraq and Syria (ISIS) offensive was launched on June 9.
The nurses were moved out on Thursday against their will and were held in the militant-held city of Mosul, 250 km from Tikrit. The Erbil International airport is 70 km from Mosul.
“The nurses are safe, unharmed,” the spokesperson said, adding the special Air India flight had taken off from Delhi. “We won’t be satisfied till we reach culmination of our efforts and bring all nationals back,” he added.
A joint-secretary level IFS officer and an IAS woman officer from Kerala are among the Indian officials travelling on the chartered flight.
At a separate press conference in Delhi, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the nurses had reached the border near the international airport at Erbil for their evacuation to India.
“The nurses will reach Kochi on Saturday morning,” Chandy said.
“The Government of India, the Embassy in Baghdad and the state government, all have worked together and finally we are achieving the objective to bring back the nurses to India,” he said.

In Kochi, airport sources said Air India’s special flight Boeing 777 carrying the nurses and other passengers from Erbil is expected to reach the city around 6.40 am on Saturday.
The nurses were moved in a vehicle by rebels from their hospital in Tikrit on Thursday and were lodged in an old building near a hospital in Mosul, according to family members of a nurse from Kottayam.


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