Targeting camp for "MKO" near Baghdad airport with 15 rockets
An Iraqi military spokesman said about 15 rockets fell on Thursday evening near the camp near Baghdad International Airport. There are members of the Iranian opposition group in exile, a spokesman for the group said that 23 of its members were killed, according to Reuters news agency.
Was not immediately clear whether the People's Mojahedin in Iraq since the eighties organization is targeted in the attack.
He said Shaheen Jubadi, WHO spokesman in Paris said in a statement that so far 23 of the population of the camp, including at least one woman was killed in the attack and dozens injured. He said that 80 rockets at least hit the camp.
He said Brigadier General Yahya Messenger, a spokesman for the Joint Special Operations Command, said that the rockets were fired from trochlearis neighborhood, about six kilometers to the north-east of Baghdad airport.
To that announced a media war cell, in a statement received (range Press), a copy of "15 rockets launched from trochlearis area towards freedom camp and fell in the vicinity of the camp." The statement added that "the Baghdad Operations Command began inspections and follow-up." He said US Secretary of State John Kerry in a statement that residents of the camp were killed or wounded in the attack, but gave no Adedda.oadav that the United States government to continue with Iraqi officials to ensure that the offer "all the help Medical and emergency possible to the victims. " Kerry also urged the Iraqi government to enhance security in the camp and arrest those responsible for the attack.
So said the US Embassy statement received (range Press), a copy of which, "The United States strongly condemns the brutal terrorist attack violent who got the freedom camp, which led to killing and injuring residents of the camp.
"The statement added," We are in contact with senior Iraqi officials to make sure that the Government of Iraq to provide all medical assistance and emergency needed for the victims, "and urged the Iraqi government to" provide additional security protection to the residents of the camp and find the perpetrators and hold them accountable for the attack, and that consistent with its obligations under the agreement December 25, 2011 with the United Nations.
"She embassy" We are consulting now with the Government of Iraq to stand on the dimensions and the circumstances of this unprovoked attack and under any circumstances, "stressing that" the United States remains committed to assisting the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) the United Nations in the transfer of all the inhabitants of the camp of freedom to a permanent and safe location outside Iraq.
"Police sources said that six Katyusha rockets landed inside the airport perimeter without causing damage with six other rockets landed on the MKO camp inside Camp Liberty US military former base.
She The sources said the rockets were fired from the west of the airport area. He said based airport source said the flights were suspended as a precaution, but state television quoted a source saying that the air traffic did not stop.
But a source in the General Establishment of Civil Aviation, said Thursday evening that "air traffic in Baghdad normal airport," noting that "one of the aircraft It took off shortly before heading to Arbil from the airport. " The source added in an interview with the (long-Presse), that "the Baghdad airport receives each aircraft instead of Najaf airport, which is subject to maintenance."
Supported the People's Mojahedin Organization of Saddam Hussein in the war between Iraq and Iran in the eighties but found itself at odds with Baghdad after he was overthrown by the invasion US-led invasion in 2003.
He moved dissidents Iranians rest who are seeking to overthrow the religious leaders in Iran to Camp Liberty in 2012.
In a related context, the news agency Fars said that the faction of the Iraqi Mukhtar Army Shiite leader confident Battat claimed responsibility, on Friday, for an attack the continued rocket camp for Iranian opposition group near Baghdad.
Fars said that Battat group demanded repeatedly that the MEK leave Iraq as soon as possible, otherwise there will be more attacks. Army Mukhtar said he receives support and funding from the Iranian government.
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