Iraq turmoil: Govt initiatives for safe return of all Indians
INDIA today said it was in constant touch with International Red Crescent in Iraq, countries of the region and all other concerned who can offer help in securing release of 39 Indian construction workers who were kidnapped from Mosul, the second largest Iraqi city seized by Sunni militants.
Sources said Government continued to be in active engagement and was doing everything possible to ensure release of the Indians.
Aruond 40 Indians were abducted from Mosul and one of them had fled from captivity and had shared various details about the captors to the Indian authorities which yesterday indicated that they had come to know about the abductors.
The Government has already sought help from a number of countries in the region besides Iraqi authorities, the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) and various other humanitarian agencies working in the trouble-torn country to resolve the crisis.
Iraq is witnessing serious strife with Sunni militants, backed by al Qaeda, capturing two key cities and marching towards Baghdad.
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have been displaced in the fighting that broke out on June 10.