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We Don’t Know If 39 Missing Indians In Mosul Are Dead Or Alive: Iraq

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| July 24 , 2017 , 17:49 IST

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari on Monday said he was not sure if the 39 Indians missing in Mosul since 2014 were still alive.

"We don't know whether they are dead or alive. We are equally concerned. There is no substantial evidence whether they are alive or not. We are making the best efforts," he told reporters after meeting Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan here.

Al-Jaafari began his five-day visit to India today.

After Iraqi forces recaptured Mosul from ISIS, India is seeking its help to locate the 39 missing Indian labourers, mostly from Punjab, who are kidnapped in Mosul three years ago.