December 16, 2017

A White House Protest for Iranians in Iraq

CBS News Iranian-American protestors have set up camp directly in front of the White House. They’re urging President Obama to intervene on behalf of an Iranian enclave inside Iraq. They’re condemning what they describe as a brutal attack on 3,400 Iranians living in a camp north of Baghdad. They are members of the People’s Mojahedin […]

Iranian Dissidents’ Fate in Iraq Shows Limits of U.S. Sway

THE NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON — Last September, Gen. David H. Petraeus told reporters in Baghdad that the United States had been assured by the Iraqi government that the 3,400 Iranian dissidents in a camp in eastern Iraq would continue to be protected after the Americans turned over responsibility for the camp to Iraqi forces. […]

Medical team visits Iranian exile camp in Iraq

ASSCOIATED PRESS BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. military says a team of medical professionals is evaluating the wounded at an Iranian exile camp north of Baghdad where two days of clashes with Iraqi police left at least seven dead. The military said Friday in a statement that the medical team evacuated the most seriously wounded […]

US to investigate Iraqi raid on Iranian camp

The Christian Science Monitor The violent raid on Camp Ashraf Tuesday is seen as an assertion of Iraqi sovereignty – and of Iran’s growing influence on its neighbor. Washington – The US is investigating a raid by Iraqi security forces on a camp of thousands of Iranian dissidents in northern Iraq earlier this week that […]

Iraq Mounts Attack on Iranian Dissidents

CBS NEWS No Longer Protected by U.S. Forces, Iranian Camp within Iraqi Borders Brutally Sieged – With Iran’s Approval (CBS)  – When the U.S. began turning over security to the Iraqis, it stopped protecting some valuable allies – thousands of Iranian exiles living in Iraq. Left alone, their camp outside Baghdad is now under attack. […]

Clashes continue at Iranian exile camp in Iraq

DPA Baghdad/Tehran – Clashes continued for the second day on Wednesday between Iraqi security forces and an armed exiled Iranian opposition group, leaving at least eight people killed and 455 injured. Although some Iraqi government officials denied any deaths in the clashes, Abdel-Nasser al-Mahdawi, governor of Iraq’s northeastern Diyala province, told reporters earlier on Wednesday […]

Iraq says 11 dead in Iran camp as Amnesty seeks probe

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE BAQUBA, Iraq — Eleven residents of a camp housing Iran’s main exiled opposition movement have died since Iraqi forces stormed the site, a local Iraqi security official said on Thursday. The toll was revealed as Amnesty International called for a probe into “apparent excessive use of force” by Iraqi forces when they […]

Iraqi officer: Raid on Iranian exile camp kills 7

ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD (AP) – An Iraqi raid on an Iranian opposition group’s camp north of Baghdad killed seven people, a police officer and members of the exile group said Wednesday as the standoff continued for a second day. However, some Iraqi government officials denied any deaths in the operation in Camp Ashraf and the […]

Eight killed in clashes at Iranian exile camp in Iraq

DPA Baghdad/Tehran, July 29 (DPA) – Eight people have been killed and more than 455 injured in clashes between Iraqi security forces and an armed Iranian rebel group in northwesten Iraq, authorities said Wednesday. Abdel-Nasser al-Mahdawi, Governor of Iraq’s northeastern Diyala province, told reporters that eight members of the People’s Mujahidin of Iran (PMOI) organisation […]

Iraqi forces raid camp of Iranian exiles

ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces raided a camp housing members of an Iranian opposition group north of Baghdad on Tuesday in a move that ran contrary to U.S. wishes and prompted clashes. Residents of Camp Ashraf claimed the Iraqi troops opened fire and beat people with batons, killing four people. The Iraqi government confirmed […]