The mortal remains of the 39 Indians who were killed by the ISIS following their abduction in 2014 will be brought back to India on Monday.
As 27 of the deceased Indians are natives of Punjab and four hail from Himachal Pradesh, the bodies will be brought to Amritsar, following which the mortal of remains of the other victims will be sent to their respective states.
Indian Ambassador Pradeep Singh Rajpurohit said that the bodies had been taken to Baghdad International Airport and would be flown back on a military flight, arriving in India on Monday.
Earlier, Swaraj had told Parliament last month that all the 39 Indians, abducted by the ISIS in Iraq in 2014, had been killed and their bodies recovered. The remaining 39 were taken to Badoosh and killed.
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