MKO claims Baghdad camp hit by rockets
The Iraq-based anti-Iran terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) claims that its camp in Baghdad has come under a rocket attack.
Three MKO members were killed and scores of others injured at Camp Liberty near Baghdad International Airport, said the terror group on Thursday.
Without confirming any casualties, head of Iraq’s civil aviation authority Nasser Bandar said three rockets hit near a military site in the airport area.
He added that the attack did not interrupt the flights as it “was outside the limits of the civil airport.”
The MKO terrorist group said in a statement on its website that “dozens of missiles” were fired on Camp Liberty.
“As of midnight local time, three residents, killed when dozens of missiles hit Camp Liberty, have been identified,” the statement said.
The MKO is listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community and has committed numerous terrorist acts against Iranians and Iraqis.
The group fled Iran in 1986 for Iraq, where it received the support of Iraq’s executed dictator Saddam Hussein and set up Camp Ashraf near the Iranian border.
Out of the nearly 17,000 Iranians killed in terrorist attacks since the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, 12,000 have fallen victim to the acts of terror carried out by the MKO.
In December 2011, the United Nations and Baghdad agreed to relocate some 3,000 MKO members from Camp New Iraq, formerly known as Camp Ashraf, to the former US-held Camp Liberty.
The last group of the MKO terrorists was evicted by the Iraqi government on September 11 to join the other members of the terrorist group at Camp Liberty and await potential relocation to other countries.