Govt opens Saudi channels to get to Iraqi abductors

June 20, 2014 8:33 PM

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Govt opens Saudi channels to get to Iraqi abductors

NEW DELHI: The government is learnt to have opened channels with Saudi Arabia for the rescue of captured Indians in Mosul city of Iraq. India has had good relations with the oil-rich country in recent years and the regime there is known to have some influence on Sunni militants in Iraq.

The 40 Indians are suspected to have been kept in captivity by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants at two different locations near Mosul. Sources within the security establishment said contact channels are being established with Saudis to get more information on state of the abductees, ...

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