November 23, 2017

Iraq: Restraint urged at Camp Ashraf as government forces mass

Amnesty International Amnesty International has warned Iraqi authorities against taking any unnecessary military action that would put civilian lives in danger, amid reports of a military build-up inside a camp for Iranian exiles north of Baghdad. Amnesty International has received reports that new troop movements and military construction are taking place inside the camp, only […]

UN says 34 killed at Iranian exiles camp in Iraq

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE UNITED NATIONS — At least 34 people, including several women, were killed and dozens wounded at an Iranian exiles’ camp raided by the Iraqi military last week, the United Nations said Thursday. A top US official called the Iraqi assault on Camp Ashraf, north of Baghdad, a “massacre” and demanded a thorough […]

UN: 34 Killed in Iraqi Raid on Iranian Exile Camp

ASSOCIATED PRESS An Iraqi army raid last week on Camp Ashraf left 34 Iranian exiles dead, according to a U.N. spokesman who on Thursday offered the first independent death toll for the attack that drew sharp rebukes from Baghdad’s Western allies. The April 8 raid targeted the People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran, which seeks to […]

UN human rights office calls for observers to be allowed into Iraqi camp

UN News Centre 12 April 2011 – The United Nations human rights office today called for independent observers to be allowed immediate access to a camp north of Baghdad after Iraqi security forces reportedly stormed it last Friday and killed or wounded dozens of residents. Media reports state that Iraqi security forces entered Camp Ashraf, […]

Massacre at Camp Ashraf, Statement No. 3: So Far 34 Dead, Including 8 Women, and 325 Wounded

PRNewswire WASHINGTON, April 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Three days after the massacre in Camp Ashraf by the Iraqi Army on the orders of Prime Minster Nouri al-Maliki, the number of defenseless residents murdered in cold blood has now reached 34, including eight women. More than 300 are wounded, with the majority suffering from major gunshot wounds. […]

Iraq denied assistance to Iran exiles: US military

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE BAGHDAD, April 10, 2011 (AFP) – Baghdad denied a US military request to provide humanitarian medical assistance to Iranian exiles wounded in deadly clashes with the Iraqi army, a spokesman for American forces said on Sunday.  “We requested to provide humanitarian medical assistance to the people of Camp Ashraf following Friday’s clashes […]

Iraq Blocks U.S. Aid to Camp of Iranian Exiles After Clash

THE NEW YORK TIMES The government of Iraq continued on Saturday to block the delivery of American humanitarian aid to Iranian exiles who were wounded in clashes with the Iraqi Army at a camp north of Baghdad, an American military spokesman said. On Saturday, a spokesman for the People’s Mujahedeen, an Iranian exile organization that […]

EU asks Iraq to let observers into Iranian exile camp after deaths

DPA Brussels – The European Union on Saturday asked the Iraqi government to let international observers into a compound belonging to an Iranian opposition group, a day after clashes with Iraqi forces left several people dead. The EU has continuously and repeatedly called on the Iraqi government to refrain from the use of violence and […]

Iran Rebel Deaths Blamed on Iraq

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL The U.S. State Department and Iraq’s government came under pressure from Congress Saturday over an Iraqi military attack on the camp of a controversial Iranian resistance movement that appears to have killed dozens. The movement, the People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran, known as the MEK, said Saturday the death toll from […]

UNAMI concerned over reports of violent incidents in Ashraf Camp

United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Baghdad, 8 April 2011, The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) is concerned over reports of recent violent incidents in Ashraf camp resulting in deaths and injuries. UNAMI reiterates that efforts are needed to stop violence and aim at peacefully resolving all issues. UNAMI calls for restraint and […]