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Rockets target Iran exiles at Iraq camp


Vast destruction following missile attack on Camp Liberty
Vast destruction following missile attack on Camp Liberty

Global Post, July 5, 2016 - A barrage of rockets targeted a camp housing members of an Iranian opposition group near Baghdad on Monday, injuring several people, an Iraqi security spokesman and the exiles said.
The People's Mujahedeen Organisation of Iran (PMOI) members are waiting at the camp to be resettled outside the country.
The camp was targeted in a rocket attack last year that killed at least 26 people.
"A number of rockets fell on Camp Liberty," Baghdad Operations Command spokesman Saad Maan said in a statement, referring to the camp where the PMOI members are housed.
"According to reports from Camp Liberty, as of midnight tonight, more than 40 residents were wounded or injured in the missile attack on the camp," the National Council of Resistance of Iran, the PMOI's parent organization, said in a statement.
The statement blamed Iran-affiliated militias for carrying out the attack.
Iranian exiles have been repeatedly targeted in the years after being disarmed following Saddam's overthrow, with dozens of its members killed in attacks it generally blamed on Iranian and Iraqi authorities.
At least 26 people were killed and many more wounded in a rocket attack on Camp Liberty last October, according to the United Nations.