March 28, 2017

U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman condemns attack on Camp Liberty

Congressman Sherman Condemns Attack on Camp Liberty, Calls for Greater Safety Oct 30, 2015 | Press Release Washington DC – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after news of rocket attacks at Camp Liberty in Iraq. “I am deeply troubled by the recent, deadly attacks on civilians at Camp Liberty in Iraq.” “The Iraqi government should take immediate action to aid those wounded, and assist the families of those who lost their lives. As threats and attacks continue from neighboring Iran, the Iraqi government should improve safety for Camp Liberty. Any additional funds provided by the United States … [Read more...]

U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez condemns missile attack on Camp Liberty

REP. LORETTA SANCHEZ CONDEMNS MISSILE ATTACKS ON CAMP LIBERTY IN IRAQ Oct 30, 2015 | Press Release Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response to the news of a devastating rocket attack on Camp Liberty in Iraq. WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response to the news of a devastating rocket attack on Camp Liberty in Iraq. “I strongly condemn the severe missile attack on Camp Liberty in Iraq. The United States must work with the Iraqi Government to guarantee the safety and … [Read more...]

U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock writes to Secretary Kerry on Camp Liberty attack

Letter to John Kerry Regarding Attack on Camp Liberty October 30, 2015 The Honorable John Kerry Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20520 Dear Secretary Kerry: I write to share my concerns regarding the rocket attack on Camp Liberty, Iraq, that occurred on October 29, 2015. According to the reports I received, more than 20 members of the Iranian dissident group Mujahedeen-e-Khalq were killed and many more were injured. The reports also indicate that Iraqi police have confirmed that at least 16 Iranian-made rockets targeted Camp Liberty, which houses approximately 2,200 members of MEK – a group that has been given refugee status and … [Read more...]

U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel condemns attack on Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty in Iraq

Engel Condemns Attack on Camp Liberty in Iraq Oct 30, 2015 | Press Release WASHINGTON, DC — Representative Eliot L. Engel, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement condemning the rocket attack on Camp Liberty in Iraq: “I strongly condemn yesterday’s rocket attack on Camp Liberty near Baghdad International Airport, which reportedly resulted in the deaths of at least 22 camp residents and several members of the Iraqi security forces. This cowardly attack has Iran’s fingerprints all over it. The government of Iraq must take immediate steps to improve security for the camp, as it has repeatedly promised to do. It must also track … [Read more...]

Amnesty: Iraq must investigate deadly Camp Liberty rocket attack

Amnesty International Iraq: Investigate deadly Camp Liberty rocket attack 30 October 2015, 14:20 UTC A rocket attack on a camp of Iranian exiles in Iraq is a despicable and callous crime, Amnesty International said as it called for an immediate investigation, urgent protection and assistance for the camp’s residents. Camp Liberty, in north-east Baghdad, was struck by a barrage of rockets last night, which killed at least 23 people, including one woman, and injured dozens. An Iraqi Shi’a militia, the al-Mukhtar Army, claimed responsibility for the attack and warned that the attack may be repeated. The camp is home to around 2,250 unarmed Iranian exiles, mostly members and … [Read more...]

EU condemns rocket attack on Camp Liberty

European External Action Service Brussels, 30/10/2015 151030_02_en STATEMENT Statement of the Spokesperson on the attack on Camp Hurriya, Iraq 30/10/2015 Several reports have emerged of a multiple rocket attack yesterday on and in the vicinity of Camp Hurriya in Iraq, which killed over 20 camp residents and injured a much larger number including Iraqi soldiers guarding the camp. This attack on unarmed residents constitutes the gravest violation of the Camp's security since October 2013. We send our condolences to the families and friends of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to those injured. It is crucial that the Iraqi government fully investigate the incident … [Read more...]

UN strongly condemns attack on Iranian exiles camp in Iraq

30 October 2015 – The United Nations has strongly condemned the attack that occurred Thursday evening on a camp located near Baghdad International Airport that houses over 2,100 Iranian exiles and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. The attack on Camp Hurriya (Camp Liberty) left at least 26 residents dead and many more wounded, and also reportedly caused casualties among the Iraqi Security Forces in the vicinity of the camp, according to a statement issued by the spokesperson for the Secretary-General. “The Secretary-General calls on the Government of Iraq to promptly investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice. There can be no impunity for such … [Read more...]

Rocket Attack on Camp Liberty Inflicts over $10 Million Damage

57 trailers, 10 dining halls and 275 air conditioners destroyed or rendered totally nonfunctional The damages inflicted on PMOI (MEK) properties at Camp Liberty because of the missile attack last night (pictures attached) has been estimated at over $10 million. This includes 131 trailers completely destroyed and 226 rendered unusable. Ten dining halls have been totally devastated or can no longer be used. 275 air conditioners have also been demolished. In addition, a large part of water, fuel and wastewater tanks, water network, generators and electricity systems, vehicles, facilities, computers and home appliances like refrigerators and washing machines, etc. have been completely … [Read more...]

Scenes of Horrific Destruction Caused by October 29 Rocket Attack on Camp Liberty

At 12:40 pm EST (19:40 pm local time) on Thursday October 29, 2015 at least 80 missiles slammed into Camp Liberty, where members of the main Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI, or MEK), have been residing since February 2012. So far 23 residents, including at least one woman, were killed and dozens have been injured. 20 of them were slain in the camp. Three of the residents died due to severity of the injuries in a Baghdad hospital. Some two dozen of the severely wounded have been taken to hospitals in Baghdad, Many of the trailers in the camp were on fire. All electricity in the camp was cut. Iranian-made Falagh missiles and 122 m Katyusha rockets were among the … [Read more...]

Who bombed the camp of Iranian dissidents in Iraq?

NCRI - This article originally appeared in French in the Swiss daily ‘24heures’ and has been translated into English by Swiss Daily 24heures By Olivier Bot 10/30/2015 Repression - The camp of the People's Mojahedin, Iranian dissidents in exile, was targeted by rockets last night. Who fired rockets last night at Camp Liberty, a former US base near Baghdad, which houses hundreds of members of the Iranian opposition People's Mujahideen (PMOI), killing 23 people according to them? For the organization headed by Maryam Rajavi, there's no doubt, the Katyusha and Falaq rockets were produced in Iran. Eighty rockets were fired in the worst attack ever suffered by the … [Read more...]