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Iraq: Iranian refugees 47 days after a rocket barrage- citizen

In the cold, foggy morning of Thursday, December 17th, I went to a picket line staged by a number of protesting residents in Camp Liberty, adjacent to Baghdad International Airport and home to a few thousand Iranian opposition members. This protest rally was held exactly 47 days after the most recent rocket attack on October 29th by elements linked to the Iranian regime that left 24 residents killed and over 100 others wounded. I went a bit closer to get a look and listen to what they were saying.
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UNHCR issues update on situation of Camp Liberty residents

The United Nations Refugee Agency on Monday published an updated statement on the situation of several thousand members of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), or Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), in Camp Liberty in Iraq.
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Tillis: Obama Administration Failing To Protect Camp Liberty Refugees

This article originally posted on THOM TILLIS Dec 10 2015
Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) took to the Senate floor to criticize the Obama Administration’s lack of support for Camp Liberty, a former U.S. military installation in Baghdad that now houses approximately 2,300 Iranian political refugees who oppose the totalitarian Islamic Republic of Iran.
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Obama signs an amendment to protect Camp Liberty residents

President Obama on has signed the annual U.S. defense policy bill that includes a seven points amendment on the security and protection of members of Iranian opposition, People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) in Camp Liberty, Iraq.

The bill approved by the United States House of Representatives and Senate, which has been signed to a law by President Barack Obama on 25 November 2015 states:
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Iraqi tribes condemn Iranian regime’s plots against Camp Liberty residents

The brutal attack of October 29, 2015 against Camp Liberty in Iraq met international condemnation including by senior U.S., EU and UN officials. This attack by powerful rockets left 24 members of People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) dead and scores wounded and destroyed sections of this camp. The residents in Camp Liberty are all protected persons by the Fourth Geneva Convention and “people of concern” and asylum-seekers for the UNHCR.
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Iran point man wounded in Syria marks change of tide

by:Shahriar Kia
For nearly 5 years the Revolutionary Guards Quds Force’s notorious chief Qassem Suleimani has been spearheading Iran’s full-pledged support for the Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. This shadowy figure has been the symbol of Tehran’s infamous plots in Syria, and reports have also indicated Suleimani was running the show and issuing orders to senior Syrian generals and political officials, and at times, even Assad himself. Enjoying the full support of and reporting only to Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei, Suleimani had unimaginable authority in Syria. That is why a recent report of the Quds Force chief being severely injured in clashes south of Aleppo has sounded major alarm bells in Tehran, and the entire region.
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Iraq: 21 Nobel Laureates Condemn Terrorist Attack Against Iranian Refugees

This article is posted on News Blaze web site
By Shahriar Kia
A month ago, the terrorist Quds force carried out a massive rocket barrage against a camp of unarmed and defenseless Iranian dissidents in Baghdad, leaving 24 dead and scores more wounded. In response, 21 Nobel laureates in different fields of physics, chemistry, medicine and economy added their voice to the international community by issuing a damning statement expressing their abhorrence over these attacks.
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