BBC, December 27 2013: … The Iraqi authorities have made no public comments on the report. However, one security official was quoted by the Associated Press as saying four rockets hit the camp, injuring two people. In September, the MEK accused Iraqi forces of attacking Camp Ashraf north-east of Baghdad and killing 52 of the group’s members. In recent years, Baghdad has been trying …
Iran dissidents ‘killed in Iraq missile attack’
A rocket attack has killed three members of an Iranian opposition group in Iraq, the group and its parent organisation say.
They say a number of people from the Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK) group were injured at Camp Liberty in Baghdad.
Baghdad has in the past repeatedly denied attacking the group.
MEK members fought with Iraq against Iran in the 1980s, but have since fallen out with the current Iraqi government.
In an emailed message, the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the MEK’s parent group, said dozens of missiles hit the camp on Thursday evening.
It said two residents were killed and a third later died in hospital of his wounds.
The camp is located in a former US military base, near Baghdad’s airport.
The Iraqi authorities have made no public comments on the report. However, one security official was quoted by the Associated Press as saying four rockets hit the camp, injuring two people.
In September, the MEK accused Iraqi forces of attacking Camp Ashraf north-east of Baghdad and killing 52 of the group’s members.
In recent years, Baghdad has been trying to dismantle MEK camps and eject the group.
Iran considers the MEK a terrorist group.
The group was removed from the US state department’s list of terrorist organisations last year.
Press TV, December 27 2013
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MKO claims Baghdad camp hit by rockets
The Iraq-based anti-Iran terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) claims that its camp in Baghdad has come under a rocket attack.
Three MKO members were killed and scores of others injured at Camp Liberty near Baghdad International Airport, said the terror group on Thursday.
Without confirming any casualties, head of Iraq’s civil aviation authority Nasser Bandar said three rockets hit near a military site in the airport area.
He added that the attack did not interrupt the fights as it “was outside the limits of the civil airport.”
The MKO terrorist group said in a statement on its website that “dozens of missiles” were fired on Camp Liberty.
“As of midnight local time, three residents, killed when dozens of missiles hit Camp Liberty, have been identified,” the statement said.
The MKO is listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community and has committed numerous terrorist acts against Iranians and Iraqis.
The group fled Iran in 1986 for Iraq, where it received the support of Iraq’s executed dictator Saddam Hussein and set up Camp Ashraf near the Iranian border.
Out of the nearly 17,000 Iranians killed in terrorist attacks since the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, 12,000 have fallen victim to the acts of terror carried out by the MKO.
In December 2011, the United Nations and Baghdad agreed to relocate some 3,000 MKO members from Camp New Iraq, formerly known as Camp Ashraf, to the former US-held Camp Liberty.
The last group of the MKO terrorists was evicted by the Iraqi government on September 11 to join the other members of the terrorist group at Camp Liberty and await potential relocation to other countries.
(Izzat Ebrahim and Massoud Rajavi still at large)
Anne Khodabandeh (Singleton), Middle East Strategy Consultants, November 24 2013: … When assessing these considerations it is vital that the UK government remember that these people are victims of modern slavery, and above all that their lives are in danger at the hands of their ‘owners’ Massoud and Maryam Rajavi. Several residents of Camp Liberty are already on enforced hunger …
Ashraf news Baghdad, November 24 2013: … Al Zyoud said through his Facebook page, “Remember always that the Iranian opposition was sponsored by Great Martyr Saddam Hussein, and our faithful commander met with them and listened to them and I will talk about those meetings.” The Jordanian Parliamentary delegation, which comprised 19 MPs from the Congress, drew sharp criticism …
Press TV, November 17 2013: … The Iraqi lawmaker noted there was no difference between the MKO and al-Qaeda or the terrorist group of “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The MKO is not different from al-Qaeda and the ISIL and other terrorist groups that have killed the innocent people of Iraq, al-Bayati added. He said some of the group’s members, who face prosecution …