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About 600 Indians out of Iraq, more on their way: MEA

Nearly 600 Indians have left conflict-hit Iraq after being facilitated by the External Affairs Ministry and about 900 more are to follow even as the Indian embassy in Baghdad was in touch with the 46 nurses stuck in Tikrit who are ‘safe and unharmed’.

‘By our estimation, the facilitation phase has now gathered pace. We have provided tickets to approximately 530 nationals. Their seats have been booked on commercial flights. In addition, we are processing the documentation of another 850 persons,’ the Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry said here on Wednesday.

Asked about the condition of the nurses who have taken refuge in the basement of their hospital after bombing and firing took place in the vicinity of the building, the Spokesperson said that the Indian Ambassador spoke to them and they remain ‘safe and unharmed’. About the other captives in the conflict zones, he said the understanding was that they are safe.
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