The terrorist organization of Mujahedin Khalq or MKO. The notorious group is responsible for killing thousands of Iranian civilians and officials after the victory of the Islamic revolution in 1979. During the imposed Iraq-Iran war, the terrorist group had close links with former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein. They were also involved in the bloody repression of Shia Muslims in southern Iraq in 1991 and the massacre of Iraqi Kurds. One of the last cases of their violence is assassination of the Iranian nuclear scientists. It’s a couple of months that Basij Organization has been holding meetings with the families of the terror victims in Iran.
In third such meetings, the representatives of Basij Organization together with journalists went to visit one of the victims of terror, Alireza Dastbaaz. The kind old man has also lost one of his sons during the imposed war against Iran. Mr. Dastbaaz told us about the day when a member of the terrorist group, MKO, shot and injured a civilian in his neighborhood. Mr. Dastbaaz who was sitting in his store ran to help people. He managed to catch the terrorist, but the man took out a hand grenade and ….
The neighbors appreciate Mr. Dastbaaz’ courage and say although he knew the terrorist was armed, he attacked him to save the lives of dozens of others at the scene.
Since the victory of the Islamic revolution , more than 17,000 people, many of whom civilians, have been killed at the hands of the MKO in different acts of terrorism including bombings in public places, and targeted killings. The United States has removed the name of the anti-Iran terrorist group, MKO from its list of foreign terrorist organizations.