France condoles killing of 39 Indians in Iraq

Paris, March 22 (IANS) France has condoled the killing of 39 Indians in Iraq.

“France offers its condolences to the victims’ families and loved ones and to the Indian authorities,” the French Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

“We pay tribute to the investigation carried out with the Iraqi authorities that made it possible to establish the truth about the fate of these victims of terrorism,” it stated.

“France stands with its Indian and Iraqi partners in the fight against terrorism and for peace and stability.”

The 39 Indian workers had gone missing in the Iraqi city of Mosul after it was overrun by the Islamic State in June 2014.

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