Head of the Diyala Province’s Foundation of Martyrs said the Mujahedin-e Khalq organization (MKO, a.k.a. MEK) was the first perpetrator of terrorist acts in Iraq after the fall of Saddam.
“After Saddam’s downfall, leaders of this terrorist group held meetings with some Iraqi sheiks and those who have been affected in some kind of the fall of Saddam at their garrisons,” Mohammed Saleh al-Shammari told Habilian Association.
He added that they saw monuments at Camp Ashraf built to the memory of the al-Qaeda terrorists who had been executed by Iraqi government, when they entered the military headquarters of the terrorist group three years ago.
Al-Shammari added that the MKO elements assassinated Iraqi people before and after the fall of Ba’ath regime.
Diyala province, residence of MKO members, was the first province in which terrorist and suicide attacks took place and the terrorist operations subsequently occurred in Iraq was like the methods of MKO.
Earlier in January, Head of the Security Committee of Diyala province Meysam al-Tamimi said a number of al-Qaeda operatives have been trained in the main training camp of the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization in Iraq’s Diyala province (Camp Ashraf) to carry out terrorist attacks against the Iraqi people.
He added that a large amount of money and weapons were also funneled through Camp Ashraf to al-Qaeda and Salafist extremist groups to help them target Iraqis in acts of terror.