Arab Today, arab today mortar attacks kill 5 at iran exile camp in iraq
Last Updated : GMT 09:41:02
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Mortar attacks kill 5 at Iran exile camp in Iraq

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Mortar attacks kill 5 at Iran exile camp in Iraq

Baghdad - AFP

Assailants fired dozens of mortars and rockets at an Iranian exiles camp in Iraq in a dawn attack that killed five people Saturday, the first deaths from violence since they resettled near Baghdad last year. It was not immediately clear who was behind the assault on Camp Liberty, a former US military base on the western outskirts of the capital housing about 3,000 members of the People's Mujahedeen of Iran, or the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK). The United Nations mission in Iraq called for an immediate probe and said monitors were following up on the deaths, while the UN High Commissioner for Refugees condemned what he called a "despicable act of violence." Five members of the People's Mujahedeen were killed by the mortar rounds and rockets, according to two Iraqi security officials who spoke on condition of anonymity. The attack also wounded at least 40 members of the group and three Iraqi policemen, they said. The MEK, whose leadership is based in Paris, said in a statement that six people were killed and more than 100 wounded. The mortar fire struck Camp Liberty where residents from the MEK were moved last year, on Iraq's insistence, from their historic paramilitary camp of the 1980s -- Camp Ashraf. One Iraqi security official said about 40 rockets and mortar rounds were fired into the camp, and the MEK gave a similar figure. The United Nations said its special envoy Martin Kobler had asked Iraqi authorities to "promptly conduct an investigation into this," and added, "we have our monitors on the ground to follow up." Eliana Nabaa, spokeswoman for the UN mission, said Iraqi officials had told the United Nations that "all those who were injured were hospitalised immediately." UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres issued a statement condemning the attack. "I call on the Iraqi government to do everything it can to guarantee security to the residents," he said. "The perpetrators must be found and brought to justice without delay." Camp Ashraf was the base that now-executed dictator Saddam Hussein allowed the group to establish in Diyala province in the 1980s, during Iraq's eight-year war with Iran. The residents are in the process of being resettled, and a US official said in October that Washington and several European countries had agreed to take them in. The MEK was founded in the 1960s to oppose the shah of Iran, and after the 1979 Islamic revolution that ousted him it took up arms against Iran's clerical rulers. It says it has now laid down its arms and is working to overthrow the Islamic regime in Tehran by peaceful means. Britain struck the group off its terror list in June 2008, followed by the European Union in 2009 and the United States in September 2012. The US State Department holds the group responsible, however, for the deaths of Iranians as well as US soldiers and civilians from the 1970s into 2001, and in its note about delisting the MEK, stressed that it had not forgotten the group's militant past. A senior US official also said at the time that Washington does "not see the MEK as a viable opposition."

arabstoday
arabstoday

GMT 04:59 2017 Saturday ,23 September

Suicide bombers kill 3 in Iraq restaurant

GMT 06:38 2017 Sunday ,17 September

3 wounded in a bomb blast in Baghdad

GMT 18:07 2017 Saturday ,16 September

Suicide bomber blows himself up in Tikrit

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,16 September

Iraqi army operation to liberate Okashat

GMT 04:42 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Suicide bombers kill 7 in attack on Iraq

GMT 20:17 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Iraqi police arrest 18 Daesh gunmen

GMT 06:27 2017 Wednesday ,30 August

2 killed in suicide car bombing in Iraq
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today mortar attacks kill 5 at iran exile camp in iraq Arab Today, arab today mortar attacks kill 5 at iran exile camp in iraq

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today mortar attacks kill 5 at iran exile camp in iraq Arab Today, arab today mortar attacks kill 5 at iran exile camp in iraq

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today O'Leary: Could ground more planes

GMT 06:49 2017 Friday ,22 September

O'Leary: Could ground more planes
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Huthis stage defiant rally 3 years

GMT 05:29 2017 Friday ,22 September

Huthis stage defiant rally 3 years
Arab Today, arab today Saudi Arabia to unblock internet calling apps

GMT 11:31 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Saudi Arabia to unblock internet calling apps
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Ministry seeks to improve education

GMT 14:49 2017 Sunday ,17 September

Ministry seeks to improve education
Arab Today, arab today All eyes on May as she prepares

GMT 10:16 2017 Friday ,22 September

All eyes on May as she prepares
Arab Today, arab today Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace

GMT 12:01 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes pumps 1 bln euros    

GMT 06:04 2017 Friday ,22 September

Mercedes pumps 1 bln euros    
Arab Today, arab today Intel chips loaded in Waymo

GMT 14:43 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Intel chips loaded in Waymo
Arab Today, arab today Lebleba is preoccupied in filming 'Back Street'

GMT 08:56 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Lebleba is preoccupied in filming 'Back Street'
Arab Today, arab today France hopeful of persuading Trump

GMT 06:21 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

France hopeful of persuading Trump

GMT 08:59 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Youssra prepares for launching her program

GMT 18:09 2017 Thursday ,21 September

China lifts 10-year travel ban

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 19:18 2017 Monday ,18 September

5,000 'Dieselgate' deaths in Europe per year

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 18:03 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Alarm over flesh-eating ulcer cases

GMT 07:00 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

A no-frills business success

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 12:46 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Google likely to buy stake in Taiwan smartphone maker HTC

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday