"We still have hope.we have not got any bad news yet from the government's side", he said.
Mosul is the the second largest city in northern Iraq and was Daesh's primary stronghold in the country. Devinder Singh, brother of one Gobinder Singh, said, "We have been told that it might take two to three months before the fight is over in Badush". "Sources there told VK Singh ji that the missing Indians are most probably in a jail in Badush where fighting is still going on, " Swaraj added.
The minister assured, "Once fighting stops in Badush and the area is cleared, we can probably find out about the whereabouts of the missing nationals".
The Arabic language website of RT website quoted an Iraqi top commander, Abdul Amir Rashid Yarallah, as saying that during the operation to retake Mosul from ISIS, at least 25,000 terrorists including 450 suicidal militants were killed by 100,000 Iraqi forces.
Similarly Harbhajan Kaur also said that it was disappointing that till now there is no concrete information about the missing youth.
They were briefed that the missing Indians were now detained in a prison in Badush.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over ISIL in Mosul on July 9th after Iraqi forces took over western Mosul's Old City, the birthplace of the ISIL where the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, made a sermon proclaiming control over a third of Iraq and Syria.
The mobile phones of all the Indians are not working since past three years and no family member has established any contact with them.
"We called all family members of those who were abducted in Iraq", Ms Swaraj said.