Camp Ashraf http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31593/all en Mortar attacks 'kill several' at Iran exile camp in Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/mortar-attacks-kill-several-at-iran-exile-camp-iraq <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mortar attacks on an camp housing Iranian dissidents near Baghdad killed a number of people early on Saturday, an Iraqi security official and a United Nations spokeswoman said.</p> <p>The mortars "led to a number of deaths and injuries among the residents," said Eliana Nabaa, spokeswoman for the UN mission in Iraq. "Also a number of Iraqi policemen were injured... We cannot confirm exactly how many."</p> <p>An interior ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity, put the toll at five dead and 40 wounded.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/mortar-attacks-kill-several-at-iran-exile-camp-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Camp Ashraf Occupation of Iraq War AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 06:45:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750811 at http://www.globalpost.com Mortar attacks 'kill several' at Iran exile camp in Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/mortar-attacks-kill-several-at-iran-exile-camp-iraq-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mortar attacks on a camp housing Iranian dissidents near Baghdad killed a number of people early on Saturday, an Iraqi security official and a United Nations spokeswoman said.</p> <p>The mortars "led to a number of deaths and injuries among the residents," said Eliana Nabaa, spokeswoman for the UN mission in Iraq. "Also a number of Iraqi policemen were injured... We cannot confirm exactly how many."</p> <p>An interior ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity, put the toll at five dead and 40 wounded from around 40 rocket and mortar attacks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/mortar-attacks-kill-several-at-iran-exile-camp-iraq-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Camp Ashraf Iraq–United States relations Occupation of Iraq War AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 07:00:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750814 at http://www.globalpost.com Mortar attacks kill five at Iran exile camp in Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/mortar-attacks-kill-five-at-iran-exile-camp-iraq <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dozens of mortars and rockets fired on a camp housing Iranian dissidents near Baghdad killed five members of the opposition group early on Saturday, Iraqi security officials said.</p> <p>The United Nations called for an immediate investigation and said monitors were following up on deaths, the first confirmed fatalities as a result of violence at the group's new camp since they moved there last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/mortar-attacks-kill-five-at-iran-exile-camp-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Camp Ashraf Iraq Politics of Iraq War AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 07:45:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750861 at http://www.globalpost.com Mortar attacks kill five at Iran exile camp in Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/mortar-attacks-kill-five-at-iran-exile-camp-iraq-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Assailants fired dozens of mortars and rockets at an Iranian exiles camp in a dawn attack that killed five people on Saturday, the first deaths from violence since they resettled near Baghdad last year.</p> <p>It was not immediately clear who was behind the assault, but the United Nations mission in Iraq called for an immediate investigation and said monitors were following up on the deaths.</p> <p>Five members of the People's Mujahedeen of Iran were killed by the mortars and rockets, according to two Iraqi security officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/mortar-attacks-kill-five-at-iran-exile-camp-iraq-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Camp Ashraf Iraq Politics Politics of Iraq War AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 11:01:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750910 at http://www.globalpost.com Mortar attacks kill five at Iran exile camp in Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/mortar-attacks-kill-five-at-iran-exile-camp-iraq-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Assailants fired dozens of mortars and rockets at an Iranian exiles camp in a dawn attack that killed five people on Saturday, the first deaths from violence since they resettled near Baghdad last year.</p> <p>It was not immediately clear who was behind the assault on Camp Liberty, a former US military base on the western outskirts of the Iraqi capital housing about 3,000 members of the People's Mujahedeen of Iran.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/mortar-attacks-kill-five-at-iran-exile-camp-iraq-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Camp Ashraf Iraq Politics Politics of Iraq War AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 12:30:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750936 at http://www.globalpost.com Mortar attacks kill five at Iran exile camp in Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/mortar-attacks-kill-five-at-iran-exile-camp-iraq-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Assailants fired dozens of mortars and rockets at an Iranian exiles camp in Iraq in a dawn attack that killed five people Saturday, the first deaths from violence since they resettled near Baghdad last year.</p> <p>It was not immediately clear who was behind the assault on Camp Liberty, a former US military base on the western outskirts of the capital housing about 3,000 members of the People's Mujahedeen of Iran, or the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/mortar-attacks-kill-five-at-iran-exile-camp-iraq-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Camp Ashraf Fertile Crescent Politics War AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 15:46:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751054 at http://www.globalpost.com Mortar attacks kill five at Iran exile camp in Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/mortar-attacks-kill-five-at-iran-exile-camp-iraq-3 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Assailants fired dozens of mortars and rockets at an Iranian exiles camp in Iraq in a dawn attack that killed five people Saturday, the first deaths from violence since they resettled near Baghdad last year.</p> <p>It was not immediately clear who was behind the assault on Camp Liberty, a former US military base on the western outskirts of the capital housing about 3,000 members of the People's Mujahedeen of Iran, or the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/mortar-attacks-kill-five-at-iran-exile-camp-iraq-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Camp Ashraf Fertile Crescent Politics War AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 19:00:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751238 at http://www.globalpost.com Calls for Iranian exiles to be moved to US after attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/calls-iranian-exiles-be-moved-us-after-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Top former American officials on Saturday condemned an attack on a camp of Iranian exiles in Iraq that left five dead, and urged Washington to allow the residents to take refuge in the United States.</p> <p>The National Convention for a Democratic Iran, meeting in Washington, also accused the US administration of reneging on promises to protect members of the People's Muhajedeen of Iran, or Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) living in Camp Liberty.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/calls-iranian-exiles-be-moved-us-after-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Camp Ashraf AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:30:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751446 at http://www.globalpost.com Mortar attacks kill five at Iran exile camp in Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/mortar-attacks-kill-five-at-iran-exile-camp-iraq-4 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Assailants fired dozens of mortars and rockets Saturday at an Iranian exiles camp in Iraq in an attack that killed five people, the first violent deaths since they resettled near Baghdad last year.</p> <p>It was not immediately clear who was behind the assault on Camp Liberty, a former US military base on the outskirts of the capital housing about 3,000 members of the People's Mujahedeen of Iran, or the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/mortar-attacks-kill-five-at-iran-exile-camp-iraq-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Camp Ashraf Iraq Iraq War Politics War AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 03:31:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751495 at http://www.globalpost.com US rejects moving Iranian exiles back to old camp http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/us-rejects-moving-iranian-exiles-back-old-camp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States rejected calls Tuesday for Iranian exiles housed in a camp near Baghdad that came under mortar and rocket attack to be sent back to live in their former base.</p> <p>The death toll from Saturday's assault on Camp Liberty, which houses about 3,000 members of the opposition People's Mujahedeen of Iran, meanwhile rose to seven, the group said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/us-rejects-moving-iranian-exiles-back-old-camp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Camp Ashraf Iranian Revolution Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Politics AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:18:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753920 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. lawmakers chide Obama for not protecting Iranian dissidents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/us-lawmakers-chide-obama-not-protecting-iranian-dissidents <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers complained on Sunday that President Barack Obama had failed to protect Iranian dissidents from persecution by Tehran following a deadly attack on their camp near Baghdad, and urged they be allowed back to their long-time base in Iraq.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/us-lawmakers-chide-obama-not-protecting-iranian-dissidents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Camp Ashraf Modern history Politics War Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Feb 2013 21:15:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5758506 at http://www.globalpost.com US Congress team warns Iraq after attack on Iranian refugees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/us-congress-team-warns-iraq-after-attack-iranian-refugees <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A team of US Congressmen met with the Iranian dissident group MEK in Paris on Sunday and threatened to declare Iraq's prime minister a sponsor of terrorism after a deadly attack on an Iranian exile camp there.</p> <p>The bi-partisan team, led by Dana Rohrabacher -- the chair of the sub-committee on Europe -- expressed strong support for the People's Mujahedeen of Iran (MEK) which has accused Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of ordering a deadly attack on its camp in Iraq on February 9.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/us-congress-team-warns-iraq-after-attack-iranian-refugees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Camp Ashraf Maryam Rajavi Politics Politics of Iran War AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 21:30:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758510 at http://www.globalpost.com Iranian dissident group is viable opposition- U.S. congressmen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/iranian-dissident-group-viable-opposition-us-congressmen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* U.S. congressmen urge Obama to reach out to NCRI</p> <p>* First talks since group removed from U.S. terrorist list</p> <p>By Nicholas Vinocur</p> <p>PARIS, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Four U.S. congressmen met an Iranian dissident leader on Sunday and urged President Barack Obama to treat her group as an alternative to Tehran's government, four months after its removal from a list of terrorist organisations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/iranian-dissident-group-viable-opposition-us-congressmen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Camp Ashraf Maryam Rajavi National Council of Resistance of Iran Politics War Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Feb 2013 22:45:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5758537 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq wants rehabilitated Iran 'terror group' out http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/iraq-wants-rehabilitated-iran-terror-group-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Iranian exile group attacked in Iraq this month has moved from terrorism lists to international good graces, but Baghdad wants it out over its opposition to Iran's rulers and ties to Saddam Hussein.</p> <p>On February 9, mortar rounds and rockets slammed into Camp Liberty, a former US military base near Baghdad that now houses some 3,000 members of the People's Mujahedeen Organisation of Iran (PMOI), killing five people, according to Iraqi security officials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/iraq-wants-rehabilitated-iran-terror-group-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Camp Ashraf Disaster Iraq Politics Politics of Iraq Social Issues War AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 07:15:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759601 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran exiles demand UN guarantee safety in Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/iran-exiles-demand-un-guarantee-safety-iraq <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United Nations must guarantee the safety of 3,000 Iranian opposition members in Iraq who have come under armed attack there, their leader said Thursday.</p> <p>Maryam Radjavi, head of the People's Mujahedeen of Iran, told a meeting organised by human rights campaigners at the UN's Geneva offices that the world body had failed in its duty to her group.</p> <p>"If the United Nations had fulfilled its obligations, this could have been avoided," Radjavi said, referring to a February 9 mortar and rocket attack which claimed seven lives and wounded dozens.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/iran-exiles-demand-un-guarantee-safety-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Camp Ashraf Disaster Islam Politics AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:46:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5770020 at http://www.globalpost.com