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ISIL are ferocious, worse than animals, people being killed like mosquitoes: Indians back from Iraq

Thursday, 19 June 2014 - 3:41pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk

  • iraq-indians Zulfiqar Abbas (left) and Mehboob Rizvi (right) are Indians who have recently returned from Iraq. ANI

Indian nationals recently returned from Iraq have given a firsthand account of the alarming situation in the war-torn country, calling the jihadist militant organisation Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), (also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)) ​"ferocious and worse than animals".

Shedding light on the plight of the 40 Indian workers who have been abducted in Iraq, Zulfiqar Abbas told ANI, "ISIS are ferocious, worst than wild animals, killing Shia Sunni both, they want to create a nation."

Abbas said he wanted to tell the families of the Indians still in Iraq that they are safe as of now, but the situation is tense. The Indian embassy in Baghdad is helping, but the situation is dangerous, he said.

Another Indian back from Iraq, Mehboob Rizvi, told ANI people were being killed like mosquitoes. He said they could not contact family back in India, and believed this was because all SIM cards were blocked. 

Rizvi added that as pilgrims, "we were still secure" but the locals were in great danger. "God save the locals," he said. "They are under big attack".


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