Al Jazeera English- Deaths in Iraq raid on Iranian camp

1 08 2009
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Deaths in Iraq raid on Iranian camp

Some 3,500 Mujahedeen supporters and their
families live in Camp Ashraf
[AFP]

A raid by Iraqi troops on a camp housing members of an exiled Iranian opposition group has left four people dead and more than 400 wounded.

The Iraqi army had stormed Camp Ashraf to the north of Baghdad on Tuesday, but were forced to call in riot police to quell the violence when residents tried to resist.

Iraq’s defence ministry said the offensive against the People’s Mujahedeen base was justified under a security agreement signed by Baghdad and Washington in November.


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