Freed Indian Nurses Reunited With Their Families

46 Indian nurses who were stranded in war-torn Iraq returned to Kochi in Kerala on a special Air India plane today and had an emotional reunion with their families at the airport. Anxious relatives, some of who had been waiting for them since morning, greeted them with flowers and sweets.

The nurses, who were working at a hospital in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, were held captive by the Sunni insurgent group ISIS in Iraq. They were freed yesterday.