Indian nurses cross into Kurdish region

2014-07-04 22:36
Demonstrators chant pro-al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as the wave al-Qaeda flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul. (AP Photo)

Demonstrators chant pro-al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as the wave al-Qaeda flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul. (AP Photo)

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Baghdad - An Iraqi official says more than 40 Indian nurses who were trapped in territory captured by Islamic militants have crossed into Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region and are now under the protection of local security forces.

Nawaz Hadi, the governor of Irbil province in the self-rule Kurdish region, says the nurses arrived at a checkpoint and are being cared for by the Kurdish militia fighters, known as peshmerga.

Hadi says the nurses "are very tired" but will travel to the regional capital of Irbil and fly home later on Friday.

The 46 nurses had been stranded for more than a week at a hospital in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, which Sunni militants, including fighters from the Islamic State extremist group, captured last month.

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