Fire and smoke rise after rocket attacks
Fire and smoke rise after rocket attacks

Iraqi police confirmed that at least 15 rockets had slammed into Camp Hurriyet (Camp Liberty) near Baghdad International Airport on Thursday night, AFP reported.

Fire and smoke rise after rocket attacks
Fire and smoke rise after rocket attacks

“Fifteen rockets were fired from Bakriya around and on the edge of Camp Liberty,” the Baghdad Operations Command said.

This is while the terrorist group has reportedly said that 23 of its members were killed and that two dozen others were wounded in the attack. The group also claimed that some 80 rockets had rained down on the camp.

Three Iraqi soldiers guarding the camp were also killed and at least 16 others wounded during the rocket attack, according to Iraqi police.

No group or individual has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

In December 2011, the United Nations (UN) and Baghdad agreed to relocate some 3,000 MKO members from Camp Ashraf, now known as Camp New Iraq, to Camp Hurriyet, a former US military base.

The last group of the MKO terrorists was evicted by the Iraqi government in September 2013 and relocated to Camp Hurriyet to await potential relocation to third countries.

The MKO is listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community and has committed numerous terrorist acts against Iranians and Iraqis.

In 1986, the terrorist group’s members fled Iran for Iraq, where they received now-executed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s support and set up Camp Ashraf near the Iranian border.

Source: PressTV

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