ISIL killed in Mosul liberation operations

Baglay said Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh, who reached Erbil on Monday, met the local authorities.

Swaraj also said that the Iraqi foreign minister might be able to provide more information when he visits India. She was separated from her wounded husband as they fled the Midan district last week and believes he was taken to a hospital after being screened by Iraqi security forces for links with the militants. Swaraj further informed the relatives, they might be locked in a jail in Badush where the fighting between the ISIS and Iraqi forces is continued.

"We have another mission ahead of us, to create stability, to build and clear ISIS cells, and that requires an intelligence and security effort, and the unity which enabled us to fight ISIS", he said before raising an Iraqi flag.

"We thought that we will get to hear some good news about our family members during today's meeting but we were told they have been kept in a jail".

While addressing a press conference at the embassy on Friday, Ambassador Karim said Pakistan was among the countries which helped Iraq in driving the militants out of the city.

She also adressed the families of the abducted men, sharing with them the gathered by the Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh.

Iraq's joint operations command, said that the allegations were being looked at closely and if any violations were found, those responsible would be held accountable.

Meanwhile, Iraqi military forces paraded through Baghdad Saturday to celebrate the recapture of Iraq's second largest city from the terrorist militia.

"We called all family members of those who were abducted in Iraq", Ms Swaraj said.

The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in the "liberated" city of Mosul on July 9, his office said, in the biggest defeat yet for the Islamic State group.

This comes days after the ministry of external affairs on said that the Centre was leaving no stone unturned in finding and saving 39 Indian in Mosul.

Vanessa Coleman

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