A burned police station from clashes between fighters of the Al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) and Iraqi security forces in central Tikrit, north of Baghdad, Iraq July 1, 2014 (AP Photo)
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More than 40 Indian nurses who were trapped by in territory captured by Islamic militants who have overrun much of Iraq in recent weeks are safe and will fly home this week, an Indian official said Friday.Officials say that the nurses were moved this week to the militant-held city of Mosul farther north.Chief minister of Kerala state in India, Oommen Chandy, said Friday that the nurses will return home on a special aircraft arranged by the Indian government. According to the Indian Foreign Ministry, 39 Indian construction workers were also abducted two weeks ago near Mosul and were being held by the militants, but were safe and unharmed.
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