November 17, 2017

Massacre at Camp Ashraf, USCCAR Statement No. 2: At least 20 Residents Killed as Iraqi Forces Launch Deadly Assault on Camp Ashraf

PRNewswire WASHINGTON, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The assault by 2,500 Iraqi forces against 3,400 unarmed residents of Camp Ashraf that began at 4:45 am local time Friday, April 8, has left at least 20 residents, including four women, killed and dozens wounded. The names of 11 of those killed are as follows: Nasser Sepahpour, […]

Scenes of April 2011 Massacre by Iraqi Forces at Camp Ashraf

On April 8, 2011, Iraqi forces backed by tanks, armored personnel carriers, and artillery launched amassive assault on defenseless and unarmed residents of Camp Ashraf, killing 36 and wounding several hundreds . The April attack, described by the Chairman John Kerry of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as “massacre”, left 36 dead and hundreds wounded.  […]

Gates Urges ‘Restraint’ as Iraqi Forces Allegedly Attack Iranian Dissident Camp BAGHDAD –  Defense Secretary Robert Gates urged the Iraqi government on Friday to “show restraint” after security forces stormed an Iranian opposition refugee camp that had long existed under the protection of the U.S. and its coalition partners. “We have been monitoring the situation at Camp Ashraf in Diyala,” said Gates after a visit […]

US ‘may have broken international law’ over Iraqi attack on Iranian camp

THE GUARDIAN Iraqi forces storm Camp Ashraf, home to 3,500 Iranian exiles, as supporters call on US and UN to intervene Iraqi forces have stormed a camp of Iranian dissidents in north-eastern Iraq amid warnings that the US government may have broken international law by failing to protect the camp. An Iraqi general, Ali Ghaidan, […]

Iran exiles in Iraq claim dozens killed in camp attack

CNN International Baghdad (CNN) — Iraq defends its actions at a refugee camp sheltering Iranian dissidents, saying Friday it imposed “law and order” after members of an exile group there attacked Iraqi security forces. The incident occurred at Camp Ashraf in Diyala province, where the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran is based. The PMO, also known […]

Deadly clashes at Iran opposition camp in Iraq

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE BAQUBA, Iraq — At least three people were killed Friday when Iraqi forces clashed with an Iranian opposition group, a security official said, but the rebels claimed 31 of its members died in a full military assault. US Defence Secretary Robert Gates, visiting American troops in northern Iraq, expressed concern at reports […]

Iraqi forces raid camp of Iranian dissidents

THE WASHINGTON POST BAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces in trucks and Humvees barreled into a camp of Iranian dissidents early Friday, and U.S. officials squarely blamed the Iraqi government for the deaths that resulted, saying “the crisis and loss of life was initiated by the Government of Iraq and the Iraqi military.” Two widely divergent […]

Dean calls on U.S. to protect Iranian group

POLITICO Former Governor and DNC Chairman Howard Dean, as I noted earlier, has emerged abruptly as America’s most vocal supporter of the embattled Mujahadeen-e-Khalq (MEK), a controversial Iranian opposition group based in part in Iraq. Dean held a press conference today at the National Press Club to denounce the Iraq Government’s violent effort to push […]

Iraq: Investigate deadly violence at Camp Ashraf

Amnesty International The Iraqi authorities must immediately launch an independent investigation into reports that Iraqi troops killed and injured residents of a camp for Iranian exiles north of Baghdad in an unprovoked attack, Amnesty International said today. “Iraqi troops moved into the camp this morning and used excessive force against residents who tried to resist […]

Clashes at Iranian Rebel Camp in Iraq

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Iraq’s armed forces moved against a camp holding thousands of members of an Iranian resistance movement that’s based in Iraq Friday, killing dozens and wounding hundreds, according to a spokesman for the movement. It wasn’t immediately possible to verify the claims of the People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran, or MEK, of […]