Iraq Assault on Iranian Dissident Camp shows Growing …

Iraqi security forces from the Ministry of the Interior raided Camp Ashraf, the stronghold of the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK) terrorist cult in eastern Iraq, on Tuesday, killing at least four MEK members, wounding 21, and arresting 28. The terrorist group has been attempting to destabilize Iran through bombings and assassinations for decades and was given a base in Diyala province near Iran …

Iraq: Restraint urged at Camp Ashraf as government …

Press Release April 15, 2011 12:00 am Iraq: Restraint urged at Camp Ashraf as government forces mass. 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.

Camp Ashraf

On July 28 the Iraqi Army undertook an operation to enter Camp Ashraf with the intention of establishing a police post inside the camp's perimeter. The Iraqi Army assessed the target as a foreign terrorist group with cultic behaviour which had consistently used violence in the past.

Military Deployment Periodic Occupational and ...

Military Deployment Periodic Occupational and Environmental Monitoring Summary (POEMS): Camp Ashraf, Iraq 2001 to 2009 AUTHORITY: This periodic occupational and environmental monitoring summary (POEMS) has been developed in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD) Instructions 6490.03, 6055.05, and JCSM (MCM) 0017-12 (References 1-3).

Militias Parade Under the PMF Banner (Part 2): Ground ...

On June 26, the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) undertook their most significant military parade so far at Camp Ashraf, Diyala. Attended by militias operating partially within the PMF rubric (e.g., the Badr Organization, Kataib Hezbollah, and Asaib Ahl al-Haq), the parade showcased a range of Iranian-provided systems intended to make the PMF look like a fully fledged military, on par ...

Deadly violence hits Iran exiles' Camp Ashraf in Iraq ...

The Mujahideen-e Khalq group accused Iraqi forces of attacking Camp Ashraf north-east of Baghdad, killing at least 52 of its members - some shot in the head at close range.

Camp Ashraf - Wikipedia

Camp Ashraf or Ashraf City was a camp in Iraq's Diyala Governorate, having the character of a small city with all basic infrastructure, and headquarters of the People's Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The population used to be around 3,400 in 2012, but in 2013 nearly all were relocated to Camp Liberty near Baghdad International Airport after pressure by then-prime minister Nouri al-Maliki's office.

Ashraf City (Camp Ashraf)

The PMOI, therefore, relocated to Iraq. Camp Ashraf was built on a piece of arid land in the northeast of Iraq. Before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, the PMOI officially declared its neutrality in the conflict. Later that year, the PMOI agreed …

'Massacre' at Camp Ashraf: Iranians call for help as Iraqi ...

Camp Ashraf resident Shahriar Kia said the dead include six women and said 325 had been wounded in the violence. Behzad Saffari, who has …

Iraqi Government takes Control of Camp Ashraf in 2nd Day ...

AFP says that fighting went on for a second day on Wednesday inside the Camp Ashraf compound of the Mojahedin-e Khalq (People's Holy Warriors or MEK) between Iraqi security forces and camp residents. The Iraqi government is reportedly saying that the camp had been secured by late Wednesday.The some 3000 Iranians in the camp had originally come there in the 1980s to fight Iran …

US Military - DeList MEK

Camp Ashraf is home to some 3,400 members and sympathizers of Iran's main opposition group, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and their families. Camp Ashraf is in Iraq's Diyala Province, 60 miles northeast of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and about 44 miles from Iran's Western border.

Camp Ashraf | Military Wiki | Fandom

Camp Ashraf or Ashraf City was a refugee camp in Iraq's Diyala province and headquarters of the exiled People's Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The population used to be around 3,400 in 2012 but nearly all have been more or less forcibly relocated under pressure by the premier minister Nouri al-Maliki's office of the Government of Iraq to Camp Liberty near BIAP (Baghdad International Airport).

State Department scrambling to move the MEK — to a former ...

The new Iraqi government has been trying to evict them from Camp Ashraf since the United States toppled Saddam in 2003. The U.S. military guarded the …

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The Iraqi government's vow to close Camp Ashraf had raised concerns that forcibly removing its 3,400 residents would result in violence. The U.N. has said that at least 34 people were killed in a raid on the camp by Iraqi security forces last April. Representatives of the camp could not be reached Sunday evening.

First exiles to leave Iraq's Camp Ashraf slam new site - CNN

Camp Ashraf was established in 1986 after former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein invited members of the MEK to relocate to Iraq in an effort to undermine …

Camp Ashraf | Military Wiki | Fandom

Camp Ashraf or Ashraf City was a refugee camp in Iraq's Diyala province and headquarters of the exiled People's Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The population used to be around 3,400 in 2012 but nearly all have been more or less forcibly relocated …

prime13: IRANIAN EXILES MOVE TO NEW IRAQ CAMP

The 397 exiles had departed Camp Ashraf in 18 buses beginning about 1:30 am on Saturday, escorted by Iraqi security forces, Saffari said.However, the arrival at Camp Liberty was not without problems.Saffari said around 2:40 pm that only one bus had actually entered the camp, as residents objected to additional searches of their belongings, which had already been searched in a nearly 12 …

U.S. humanitarian aid reaches Camp Ashraf in Iraq - CBS News

(CBS/AP) Over the weekend, the Iraqi government at first blocked and then allowed U.S. humanitarian aid for Iranian exiles wounded during a raid by …

Camp Ashraf - Mojahedin Khalq corralled by US Army in Iraq ...

Camp Ashraf – Mojahedin Khalq corralled by US Army in Iraq now killing own members. While the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MKO) in Europe has latched itself onto the neoconservative Iran agenda, and involved itself in diversionary propaganda over its inclusion in the terrorist lists in Europe, the real victims of this military cult have slipped further ...

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Within weeks of the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the U.S. military captured Camp Ashraf and disarmed the MEK of its 10,000 small arms and 300 tanks. The MEK was all but finished. Officially, any Mujahedin fighters that wanted to leave Camp Ashraf were free to go.

Iraq: Why the U.S. Must Protect Iranians in Camp Ashraf - …

Protect Iran's Freedom Fighters in Camp Ashraf. In the early hours of Friday, April 8, while Washington and the media focused on a possible government shutdown, the Iraqi army assaulted a camp of Iranian civilians, called Camp Ashraf, murdering at least 28 residents and wounding hundreds more. Though the Iraqi government has claimed that only ...

Military - GlobalSecurity.org

By 2004 Mujahedin-e-Khalq [MEK] facilities in Iraq included Camp Ashraf, the MEK military headquarters, is about 100 kilometers west of the Iranian border and 100 kilometers north of …

Camp Ashraf – U.S. Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents

Iraqi Prime Minster Nouri al-Maliki orders the 2,200 Iraqi security forces of various police and military branches to storm Camp Ashraf. November 26, 2009 A National Court of Spain rules that the residents of Camp Ashraf are under protection of the Geneva Conventions and declares its competence to investigate if crimes against humanity were ...

Colonel (Retired) Wesley Martin (Military Police, United ...

Camp Ashraf is in the middle of nowhere. Nothing and nobody can get within five miles of that camp without being seen by the Iraqi tower guards. In a swarming attack formation, the assault force, wearing Iraqi special weapons and tactics uniforms, came from the Iraqi compound located directly north of the MeK compound.

US Obligation is to Keep Eyes Closed on Camp Ashraf ...

2.With mounting international pressure, the Iraqi government informed its interlocutors on Ashraf camp that the Ashraf Committee in the Iraqi Prime Ministry has been dissolved. 3.In the Late evening of 2 April 2011, commanders of the Iraqi 3rd Battalion of the 21st Brigade of the 9th Division informed the residents that the battalion is going ...