91 Punjabis return from Iraq

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Chandigarh: At least 91 men from Punjab who were stuck in conflict-hit Iraq have returned home, a state government spokesman said here.

The latest batch of Punjabis arrived from Iraq by a special flight the central government sent to get them back. Of the returned men, 24 are from Hoshiarpur district, 12 from Gurdaspur, 10 from Kapurthala, nine from Jalandhar, eight from Amritsar, seven from Ludhiana, four each from Pathankot and Tarn Taran, three each from Nawanshehar, Sangrur and Ropar, two from Moga and one each from Fathegarh Sahib and Patiala districts, the spokesman said.

According to the official information, over 700 men from Punjab were stuck in Iraq.