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201 more Indians from Iraq return

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Over 200 Indians landed here fromNajaf in trouble-torn Iraq on a special chartered flight ofIraq Airways early today.

New Delhi : Over 200 Indians landed here from Najaf in trouble-torn Iraq on a special chartered flight ofIraq Airways early today.

The Iraq Airways flight (No.18445) landed here at around 0430 hours carrying 201 Indians.

More passengers are expected to be airlifted back to Indiafrom Iraq over the next two days via special flights,including those of Air India. However, no more flights from Iraq are likely to arrive today.

The plane, which has flown back, was chartered by theExternal Affairs Ministry.

Yesterday, 46 Indian nurses, who had been held captive byISIS militants in Iraq, returned on a special AI flight toKochi via Mumbai. The flight also brought back 137 others from the war-torn country, including 70 from Kirkuk in the northern
part of Iraq.

Nearly 600 Indian nationals are expected to come back fromIraq over the next two days, External Affairs Ministry had said yesterday.

PTI

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