Trivandrum: Giving a different picture about the so called dreaded ISIS terrorists the Indian nurses the who returned after a miraculous escape from strife-affected Iraq say that the ISIS are not terrorists.
Suni Mol Chacko from Kannur, who was among the 46 Kerala nurses, told the media, “They cannot be called terrorists. They are part of the local government”.
Harbouring such feelings is Sandra Sebastian of Kottayam district. “They told us that you are all our our sisters. You would not be harmed. But we did not believe them”, Sandra said, adding, some armed doctors also travelled with them during the seven hours journey from from Tikrit to Mosul. They left the hospital at 12 pm in four buses and reached Mosul by 7 pm.
However, Sandra added that she will never go back to Iraq. “We will not go back. There is no question of going back. We are not prepared to endanger our lives once again,” Sandra stated.Sandra also informed that she had gone to Iraq on August 16 last year. But for the last four months she along with other nurses did not receive any pay from the Government Tikrit Training Hospital where she was working.
“Earlier, we were a batch of 23 nurses and then 15 more joined us in February this year” she said.
An another nurse Neenu Jose said that they were given proper foods on time and were treated well by the armed men belonging to ISIS.