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Trapped nurses fly home

4 Jul, 2014

An Indian official says that the Indian nurses who are stranded in Iraq will be flying home to India this week.  The 46 nurses, who were stranded at a hospital in the city of Tikrit, which was captured by Sunni militants last month, were moved to Mosul earlier this week.  Oommen Chandy, Chief Minister of Kerala state in India, says the nurses will return home on a special aircraft arranged by the Indian government:

We are thankful to the government of India.