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We have no information about 39 Indians missing in Iraq: Syrian ambassador

Iraqi forces freed Mosul from the ISIS gave a ray of hope to the families of 39 Indians

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Syria's Ambassador to Riad Kamel Abbas Monday said his country has no information about the 39 Indians who went missing in Iraq in 2014.

He, however, said Syria is "keen" to send them home if they are found in its territory.

Abbas said an Indian delegation has made several trips to Syria and Iraq in the past to seek information about them and the chief of the Intelligence Department of Syria has also visited in this regard.

"The Indian delegation went to Syria many times and the chief of Syrian intelligence agency came to for it," the envoy said.

"We are very keen to bring them (missing Indians) home if they are in our territory, but there is no official confirmation about it," he added.

Early this month, Iraqi forces freed Mosul from the ISIS, a development that gave a ray of hope to the families of 39 Indians.

However, there was no information of the missing Indian nationals from the liberated city.

First Published: Tue, August 01 2017. 09:28 IST