Hollande’s visit to Baghdad is the French president’s first visit to Iraq.
Some of the casualties of the raid were jihadist fighters from the Islamic State or one of its allied Sunni militant groups.
A series of bombings, including three over a span of less than 10 minutes, killed at least 27 people across Baghdad.
The discovery of bullet-riddled bodies was common during the worst days of Iraq’s sectarian bloodletting in 2006 and 2007.
A native of Punjab, Singh had left for Iraq three years ago and was working with a German company.
Government sources said there were at least 25 meetings in the past two weeks to deal with the crisis.
‘We are ready. It can come any minute,’ sleeper cell member says.
The most immediate consequence of Sistani’s involvement may be to speed up government formation; and the biggest risk is that it may sharpen the sectarian edge of the conflict.
Hague is due to meet with embattled Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki.
We have got their tickets and they will fly back to India as soon as possible. They are now in the safe zone, the spokesperson said.
Bombs have damaged the structures, however, no casualties have been reported so far.
The refinery is located in the heart of the Sunni- dominated areas in northern Iraq.
Anti-government fighters already hold areas of the western desert province of Anbar.
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have been displaced in the fighting that broke out on June 10.
An alleged middleman involved in sending workers to Iraq has claimed the abducted Indians “had a chance” to return before they were captured.