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July 28, 2009

Breaking: Iraqi military storms MEK camp

From AFP:

Iraqi army storms Iran opposition camp, scores wounded

By Ali Al-Tuwaijri (AFP) – 2 hours ago

BAQUBA, Iraq — At least 150 people were wounded in clashes on Tuesday when the Iraqi army stormed the base for Iran’s main armed opposition in exile, security officials and a camp resident said.

The seizure of Camp Ashraf, which was disarmed by the United States in 2003 and surrounded by American forces until recently, comes after months of a tense stand-off at the base north of Baghdad.

The offensive followed a statement by the People’s Mujahedeen that it was ready to return to Iran if the authorities there would guarantee its members would not be abused.

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