UN team counts 52 corpses following attack on MKO site

A UN investigation team says it has counted 52 bodies in a makeshift morgue at the headquarters of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) in Iraq following recent violence there.

On September 1, a number of MKO terrorists, including top commanders, were killed in an attack on the MKO’s Camp Ashraf in Iraq’s eastern Diyala Province.

The terrorist MKO blames the Iraqi army for the violence, but Baghdad dismisses the accusation as baseless.

The UN team, which has visited Camp Ashraf, said on Tuesday that most of the bodies had gunshot wounds to the head and upper body, Reuters reported.

It noted that several buildings in the camp were also damaged, including one that was burnt out.

Although most MKO terrorists were forcibly transferred from Camp Ashraf to the former US-held Camp Liberty near Baghdad months ago, around 100 members had remained in Ashraf.

This is while the Iraqi government has repeatedly expressed its desire to expel all the terrorists from the country, but it came under intense pressure by the US and the United Nations to continue keeping them until a third country accepts to host them.

The MKO, which is listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community, fled Iran in 1986 for Iraq, where it received the support of Iraq’s then-dictator Saddam Hussein and set up Camp Ashraf near the Iranian border.

In December 2011, the United Nations and Iraq agreed to relocate some 3,000 MKO terrorists from Camp New Iraq, the new name for Camp Ashraf, to Camp Hurriya – a former US military base near Baghdad International Airport.

The MKO is notorious for carrying out numerous acts of terror against Iranian civilians and officials.

Out of the nearly 17,000 Iranians killed in terrorist attacks since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, some 12,000 have fallen victim to the acts of terror carried out by the MKO.

Tehran has repeatedly called on the Iraqi government to expel the terrorist group, but the US has been blocking the expulsion by pressuring the Iraqi government.

By Press TV

 

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