December 16, 2017

Camp Ashraf is attacked by Iraqi Security Forces; 4 Killed, Hundreds Injured

July 27, 2009 Iraqi government spokesman, Ali Dabagh declared that, “the Iraqi government will take over the responsibility of internal security of Camp Ashraf.” (Al-Hura television, July 27, 2009)

July 28, 2009 Iraqi anti-riot police in full military gear and equipped with demolition and heavy combat equipment attacked the camp. Tear gas, batons, hot water, and guns were used against the unarmed “protected persons” in Camp Ashraf. At around 19:30 local time, the Iraqi forces opened fire on members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) residing in Camp Ashraf. Four individuals are known to have been killed and hundreds severely wounded.