Indian nurses in Iraq freed, return home
July 5 , 2014
A group of nurses from India who were trapped in Iraq have been freed, and returned home to Kerala.
The 46 nurses were safely handed over to Indian officials in Irbil, a Kurdish city, before being flown back to Kochi, India.
Stranded for weeks in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, which is under the control of the militant Sunni group Isis, the nurses had earlier left for an undisclosed location. But the crisis ended well for their families and the new government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.