How the MeK Tries to Revive the Militia of Saddam Regime

How the MeK Tries to Revive the Militia of Saddam Regime

Militia of Saddam Regime Massod Maryam RajaviHabilian Association, August 04 2021:… The National Liberation Army of Iran (NLA) is a label invented by the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MeK) and took by some individuals to describe the so-called Military Wing of this group. However, those who are familiar with the MeK know the wrongness of this designation. That is because members of this terrorist cult along with its leaders are either actual or potential military forces. How the MeK Tries to Revive the Militia of Saddam Regime 

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How the MeK Tries to Revive the Militia of Saddam Regime

The National Liberation Army of Iran (NLA) is a label invented by the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MeK) and took by some individuals to describe the so-called Military Wing of this group. However, those who are familiar with the MeK know the wrongness of this designation. That is because members of this terrorist cult along with its leaders are either actual or potential military forces.

The NLA was established in 1987 during Saddam’s regime. Formed by a few thousand members of the MeK, this militant entity was equipped by Saddam with a variety of light and heavy weapons including various models of tanks, cannons, helicopters, and fifteen military camps in different parts of Iraq.

Carrying out terrorist acts in the border areas of Iran, numerous military attacks on Iranian territory during the Iraq-Iran war, and cooperating with Saddam’s regime in the widespread repression of Iraqi Kurds and Turkmen in the north and Shiites in the south of Iraq after the Persian Gulf War are among the actions of the MeK’s army which took place in cooperation with the dictator of Iraq. Scattered bombings in various parts of Iran during the 1990s, which killed dozens of innocent Iranian citizens, were also part of the terrorist activities of the Liberation Army.

After the MeK’s forcible disarmament in 2003, the Liberation Army was disintegrated. Taking advantage of this forced event, the group introduced itself as an opposition group and political opponent of Iran. However, this show was oriented to foreigners to disguise the group’s terrorist nature and did not pursue any internal goals.

During all these years, the MeK tried to masquerade itself as a democratic political group to international public opinion and foreign political officials. Hypocritically, they behave completely otherwise when interacting inside the country. This paradox is highly visible in the group leader’s message on June 20, 2021, and the subsequent developments.

Eighteen years after forcible disarmament of the group and the disintegration of the national liberation army, in a hateful message on June 20, Rajavi, leader of the group, announced the formation of the new militia of the liberation army entitled Fifth Round of the Liberation Army’s Founders. Afterward, the official Persian website of the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization distributed tens of images and recorded videos of armed men claiming that they are citizens who have joined the Fifth Round of the Liberation Army’s Founders as a response to Rajavi’s call. 

The question that the MeK leader should answer is that why the videos of the people with guns in hand using violent literature are not released on the group’s English websites so that their non-Persian supporters can see them too? Why did the MeK, in its annual gathering held in Tirana this year, only show their international guests the images of unarmed members of the Fifth Round of the Liberation Army’s Founders and no the armed ones? Isn’t this so deceitful, hateful, and violent that the Mojahedin has no inclination to let the world see the reality and its true nature?

The Iranian people know the Mojahedin-e Khalq and its history very well and this group should not be mistaken for a democratic political group. There are foreign figures who, due to political reasons, do not want to face the truth. We suggest that they get to know the nature of this cult. The MeK had been a militia and now almost after two decades, they are reviving their militia under different titles.

During the activity of MeK’s Liberation Army, the Iraqi dictator Saddam, in flagrant disregard of international law, was their sole supporter. Now that Saddam is gone, are the Mojahedin-e Khalq supporters seeking to assume the role of the former Iraqi dictator?

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Shortly after the cease-fire between Iran and Iraq, in July 1988, Mujahedin-e Khalq terrorist group armed and equipped by executed Iraqi dictator gathered all its members across Europe in Iraq and conducted a military offensive on the Western Iranian borders.

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Saddam Private Army MEK Failure and Iranians Victory in Mersad

Masood Rajavi left France on a private plane for Iraq on June 7th, 1986. An Iraqi delegation headed by “Taha Yasin Ramadan” the vice prime minister welcomed Rajavi at the airport on behalf of the Iraqi president. Mujahedin-e Khalq believed in this move as follow: in a situation where different imperialism conspiracies are taking place against the armed resistance of the people of Iran, and fears of the shaken and dying regime of Iran is reaching its climax of Masood Rajavi and his new revolution, moving from France to the borders of Iran which is the last step for Rajavi to take before entering the country, is congratulated to all his followers. A day before his flight, Rajavi stated on a videotape:

If I don’t go tomorrow, the day after tomorrow might be too late. Not only for myself but for the people resistance, people in the chain and incarcerated in the country.

After settling where he was supposed to be staying, he started meeting Iraqi officials. 8 days later on June 15, 1986, he met Saddam Hussein. At this time terrorist activities of MKO continued in border cities of Iran.

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On July 8th, 1987, Rajavi met the Iraqi dictator again; at this meeting, Saddam congratulated Rajavi on the foundation of the national liberation army. Reciprocally Rajavi congratulated Sadaam on the national day of Iraq and celebrations of the July 30th day.

At this time once a while we heard a meeting taking place between Rajavi and Saddam.

The liberation army was founded on June 20th, 1987 after receiving huge support either in form of cash or military assistants from the Iraqi government. In a short time, the alleged army started attacking Iranian border cities on large scale.

On Monday, July 18th, 1988 at 2 p.m. the radio of the Islamic Republic of Iran broadcasted news as follows:

The Islamic Republic of Iran has officially accepted resolution # 598 in a message delivered to the general secretary of the United Nations in order to establish peace and security in the region.

Two days after this news, Imam Khomeini (peace be upon him) in a detailed statement on the anniversary day of the massacre of the Iranian pilgrims in Mecca appreciated all those who fought to defend this country. He continued his remarks by saying that at this time, I see accepting the resolution in the interest of the revolution and the country.

Accepting the resolution, had widespread reactions, domestically and internationally. Some countries, like Iraq, regarded this event as a new tactic. When the cease-fire was accepted by Iran, a very serious situation was created for MKO. They had a very good understanding of Saddam, they knew that Saddam might make a deal on them any moment and turn them into the government of Iran; in another hand, MKO had planned all their politic and their existence upon the continuation of the war, and they never anticipated a cease-fire.

Therefore they did not see any other way except to intensify the war or at least keep the war going on. After our Islamic country was attacked by the Iraqis and the temporary withdrawal of our fighters, MKOs thought that accepting the U.N resolution was due to the separation of the government and people. They were trying to take advantage of the situation to achieve their ugly goals.

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By gathering some people from the counter-revolutionary groups in different parts of Europe, and by all military equipment that they received a gift from Saddam, the MKO put a force of 15000 people together. They started their attacks from the strait of Patagh in the west of the country against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Members of this group, who up to now had a comfortable life in the west, were drawn into the war because of the MKO propaganda and excessive financial aids from the U.S. and Iraqi government and in the hope of conquering Tehran in 3 days. Saddam ordered the Iraqi army to provide the most modern military equipment which was recently purchased, at their disposal. Therefore, they attacked Iran by using new and the most modern equipment.

The Iraqi air force, by providing preliminary supports encouraged them to enter deep into Iran and ultimately conquer Tehran. By this doom alliance, a wide section of our Islamic country was attacked.

MKO was able to conquer the city of Kerend in the early stages of its advancement. So happy with this victory, they tried to reach the city of Islam Abad, they faced little resistance and finally conquered Islam Abad as well. 4 days after accepting the United Resolution # 598 by Iran, on Friday, July 23rd, 1988, Iraqis started widespread attacks against Iranian positions in the south and advanced to a point, 30 km away from Khoramshahr. Their intention was to capture more territory and prisoners from Iran so they could use them as a bargaining tool with Iran in the future.

Khoramshahr was about to fall again because in light of accepting the U.N resolution, all forces were evacuated and the city was in fact defenseless. At this time Imam Khomeini (PBU) sent a message to all military commanders, asking them to prevent the enemy from taking over the city at any price.

Following the broadcast of the message, a huge number of volunteer militias, who were dismayed by accepting the Resolution, made themselves available at Khoramshahr and forced the enemy to withdraw back to the borderlines.

On July 25th, 1988 at 2:30 pm, few members of the MKO who had fled to Iraq and with the supports that they received from Saddam and heavy & light equipment that they received from the United States started invading Kermanshah in the west. This happened when the army was busy in the south and neglected the west. In a short time, they passed the strait of Patagh and entered into Iranian territory. They conquered the cities of “Sare Pole Zahab” and west Kerend. They stayed in Islam Shahr for the first night and killed a lot of inhabitants of that city. They even killed people who were injured in hospitals, it is interesting to know that they killed even their own relatives, Masood Rajavi, while riding in a Bullett Proof car, accompanied the group which consisted of 15000 men, women and children.

MKO commanders believed that Iran’s military is disintegrated and is very vulnerable, and only one shock will topple the Islamic Republic. MKO prepared their military plan in 24 hours, unveiled their plan in a meeting on July 22nd, 1988, and called their operation “Forough-e Javidan” which means an immortal light. Masood Rajavi concluded in that meeting that the internal situation of the country was very fragile and will have his next meeting in the Azadi square in Tehran.

MKO was very happy with their preliminary victories and in a hurried decision, they decided to move toward Kermanshah In form of a column from Islamshahr. They thought that people would join them on the way towards Tehran. They thought that they could form new regiments of people and each of their members could lead the regiment. They thought that they could prepare the foundation for the regime to topple. Radio MKO started sending messages to the people of Kermanshah, asking them to join them and prepare the city for their arrival.

In the morning of July 27th, 1988, the Iranian army started the operation of Mersad with the code name “Ya Ali – Ebne – Abitaleb” (AS).

MKO, who were happy of not facing any resistance on their way, suddenly faced themselves in an Inferno of bombs which were falling on them from air and land. It did not take a long time to see the Kermanshah – Islamabad road piled up by burned equipment which was given to the MKO by the west as a gift. Few people who succeeded to save their lives escaped to the villages nearby, some other decided to take their lives by taking cyanide tablets. When the operation ended, both sides of the road were piled up with bodies of thousands of men and women whose hands were stained with the blood of their own countrymen.

The Islamic fighters suddenly closed the road 34 km away from Islam Abad. Heavy fighting took place on that artery.

The anti-tank division of the military in an outrageous action destroyed many tanks of the MKO. The Islam Abad, Kermanshah artery was filled with many burned equipment at early stages.

The actions of the Islamic fighters shattered all dreams of MKOs. MKO’s had no choice but to withdraw and pull back to Islamshahr. The city was surrounded by following the enemy.

MKO had no choice but to escape the city in order to save their lives. The Islamic fighters, by using air force and helicopter, blocked the roads on MKOs on Karand and strait of Pathgh and cut their communications. On July 28th, 1988 the Islamic fighters advanced towards predetermined targets. The air force sharp flyers and heavy bombardment left no opportunity for the Iraqi air force to get engaged… As the result, in the same afternoon, the city of Islam Abad was cleared of the MKO.

One of the particular characteristics of this operation was that, not only the Iranian people didn’t welcome MKO but also resisted their invasion as well. In addition, all political parties, groups, figures who are in opposition to the government of Iran and are based outside Iran, condemned the action of Masood Rajavi and other leaders of MKO in sending thousands of people to be killed in Forough Javidan Operation.

London Kayhan, an opposition Newspaper in London in an article from a reader wrote;

I watched the BBC news, I am so angry, my message is this that we should not keep quiet in dealing with traitors like MKOs, and MKO in collaboration with Iraqis invaded our country. We are sitting and watching.

Summary of the Operation

What was destroyed by the enemy?

Over 120 tanks

400 transporters

90 cannons 80 mm

150 cannons 60 mm

30 cannons 106 mm

Regiments of the Enemy

Over 20 units of joint cooperation of Iraqis and MKO

Spoils of War

1000 RPG

700 Kalashnikov

Tens of Tanks and Transporter

Tens of Automobile

Advanced communication equipment

Electronic Equipment and Internal documents

MKO listed 1274 people killed in the Forough Javidan Operation. Among them were 5 members of the executive group who each led one military regiment, and 11 members of the executive group of the organization.

According to these findings, 1100, MKO got injured in the operation as well.

The damage sustained by the MKO based on their own assertion was as follow:

72 tanks

612 different types of vehicles

21 cannons 122 mm

51 rifles 106 mm

52 U.S. senators, few days before this operation, wrote a letter to the U.S. secretary of state, at the time, George Schultz, telling him that the United States must support MKO who are based in Iraq and use them at maximum to overthrow the government in Tehran.

Senator Mervin Daimly who strongly insisted on overthrowing the Islamic Republic government took part in MKO meetings and took a very heated position in favor of them on June 27th, 1988, senator Daimly took part in the MKO demonstration in Washington D.C. as well.

He told the audience that “We should not give up, we will be marching from Mehran to Tehran very soon if we try a little harder”

In this operation, Rajavi ordered to kill Ali Zarkash one of the persons in charge of the organization who recently had disobeyed his orders.

He was killed from behind by one of the officers of Rajavi. It was portrayed as he was killed by the government army. They even arranged special seven-day traditional mourning services for him.

MKO lost quite a few of those good members in that operation. Among people who got killed in the MKO side, were few foreign nationals – mostly because they married Iranians and accompanied their spouse in the operation.

After Imam Khomeini (PBU), passed away, Rajavi performed few combat maneuvers in Iraq. He tried to keep his members busy. He wanted to get permission from Saddam to attack Tehran.

Few Iraqi generals, who were always present during those military maneuvers, said that those maneuvers did not have enough military values to topple the government of Iran. Some fake scenes of those shows made them laugh.

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Anniversary Of Mersad Operation By Rajavi And Saddam

Anniversary Of Mersad Operation By Rajavi And Saddam Alireza Niknam, Geopolitica, July 28 2020:… After Iran agreed to the terms of UN Resolution 598[1], Saddam Hussein confessed at a closed-meeting that he fully intended to renege on the terms of the ceasefire to strike Iran when it the least expected. Wafiq al-Samarraee, then the head of the Iraqi army intelligence agency and director of military intelligence for Iran noted: “President Saddam, at a special secret meeting at the Ministry of Defense told us: ‘if we succeed in overthrowing the Iranian government, Kuwait will join Iraq, so there is a historic opportunity for a massive attack to overthrow the Iranian regime and changing it with a new government which we will elect [2].” Anniversary Of Mersad Operation By Massoud Rajavi And Saddam Hussein 

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Anniversary Of Mersad Operation By Rajavi And Saddam

After Iran agreed to the terms of UN Resolution 598[1], Saddam Hussein confessed at a closed-meeting that he fully intended to renege on the terms of the ceasefire to strike Iran when it the least expected.

Wafiq al-Samarraee, then the head of the Iraqi army intelligence agency and director of military intelligence for Iran noted: “President Saddam, at a special secret meeting at the Ministry of Defense told us: ‘if we succeed in overthrowing the Iranian government, Kuwait will join Iraq, so there is a historic opportunity for a massive attack to overthrow the Iranian regime and changing it with a new government which we will elect [2].”

According to the Iraqi intelligence official, the MEK assured Saddam that should its members come to rule, Iran would forever be a friend of Iraq and thus support its policies.

The MEK / MKO was so bent on seizing power that its leadership willingly plotted a war against their own, putting millions of innocents in harm’s way. Most striking remains the group’s divorce from reality as its leaders continue, even to this day, to believe they have some form of popular legitimacy.

Captain Sattar Sa’ ad of the 3rd Army Corps of the Iraqi Army was there during Operation Forough Javidan; he wrote in his diary: “Massoud Rajavi repeatedly said that in those areas we were going to operate in the people would support us. But Rajavi and his men deceived us. I quickly realized that all Iranians we came across in fact hated Massoud Rajavi and his wife. I saw with my own eyes how they tore Massoud Rajavi’s pictures and his wife and how strongly they resisted.[3]”

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The captain also commented on the crimes and moral depravation MEK militants so eagerly committed. How for example the group’s female militants gave away sexual favours to prove their loyalty to Iraq and its military. He also described the cruelty of all MEK militants when confronted with Iranian civilians, how they tore at the flesh of women and executed the innocent.
Mersad Operation the Counter Attack of Iran Military Forces
After Iran accepted the UN resolution 598 and declared a ceasefire with Iraq, Saddam used the terrorist MKO group encamped in Iraq to gain as much of Iranian territory as possible.

The MKO was calculating on civil unrest against the regime and public support for their cause. An army of about 15,000 Anti-Iranian forces equipped with weapons and logistics supplied by Iraq and other enemies of Iran started their invasion from west. This proved again that MKO and their European allies did not have a clue about Iranian psychology as Iranians quickly entered the battle position and started the Mersad Operation on July, 28, 1988 with the code:Ya Ali.

Happy with their initial success, the Anti-Iranian army moved towards Kermanshah with dreams of capturing Tehran. They were unaware that this was a tactical move to get them all inside a trap. 34 km west of Bakhtaran, a rain of fire descended upon the enemy destroying most of their armored vehicles including 120 tanks. In this operation 4800 of enemy mercenaries were killed while others fled towards Iraq.

The operation of Forough Javidan became a fiasco for MEK and considered as the worst military operation of the world based on the tactics that many MEK members were killed or arrested. After the operation, Massoud Rajavi shamelessly denied all responsibilities, preferring instead to blame his members’ lack of commitment.

The Iranian Mersad Operation was an extraordinary operation that most of the world military experts claim it as a great operation that showed the quick counter attack of Iranian military forces and one of the examples of military tactics around the world.

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