Saturday, February 9, 2013

6 Dead in Attack on Iran Opposition Group MEK

Assailants fired rockets and mortar rounds at the refugee camp outside Baghdad housing members of Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK or MKO), killing at least six people and injuring more than 100 people, several of them critically. Camp spokesman Shahin Gobadi released photographs of five bloodied bodies swaddled in blankets, including one of a woman. (AP, 9 February)

The camp, a former American military base known as Camp Liberty, is home to some 3,100 members of the militant Iranian organization. The group’s political umbrella group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) is based in Paris. The Obama administration
took the MEK off the U.S. terrorism list in late September.
Iraqi police said assailants fired rockets, while UN officials who supervise the camp said it was hit by mortar rounds.

NCRI President Maryam Rajavi called on UN High Commission for Refugees to immediately declare the refugee status of the residents of Camp Liberty in order to protect their lives and well being.

File photo: Camp Liberty outside Baghdad (AP)


Anonymous said...

The Islamic terrorist regime is responsible for this cowardly attack on unarmed civilians.

Anonymous said...

MEK is a hated terrorist group and deserves this in spades. More to follow soon.