Seventeen members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) have fled Camp Liberty near Baghdad International Airport in Iraq.
“Since the beginning of the current year, 17 … MKO members have fled Camp Liberty near Baghdad International Airport,” an Iraqi security official said Wednesday.
The defectors were among the senior and older members of the organization, who left the Iraqi soil after parting ways with the organization, said the official who was speaking on condition of anonymity.
The MKO is listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community and has committed numerous terrorist acts against Iranians and Iraqis.
The group fled Iran in 1986 for Iraq, where it received the support of Iraq’s executed dictator Saddam Hussein and set up Camp Ashraf near the Iranian border.
Out of the nearly 17,000 Iranians killed in terrorist attacks since the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, 12,000 have fallen victim to the acts of terror carried out by the MKO.
In December 2011, the United Nations and Baghdad agreed to relocate some 3,000 MKO members from Camp New Iraq, formerly known as Camp Ashraf, to the former US-held Camp Liberty.
The last group of the MKO terrorists was evicted by the Iraqi government on September 11 to join the other members of the terrorist group at Camp Liberty and await potential relocation to other countries.