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MKO sympathizers’ family members gather in front of Camp Liberty in Iraq

Several Mojahedin Khalgh Organization (MKO) sympathizers’ family members gathered before the Camp Liberty gates on Friday morning, it was reported on Saturday.

MKO sympathizers’ family members were asking for meeting their relatives inside the Camp Liberty.

They also were urging MKO to free their relatives and asking the international community to help release of their family members from the hands of MKO.

Since last year, the MKO sympathizers’ family members have gathered in front of the Camp Liberty gates four times.

In June 2015, Several MKO sympathizers’ family members asked the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) to help them meet their family members.

They urged the international community including US to help release of their family members.

The MKO – listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community – fled Iran in 1986 for Iraq and was given a camp by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

They fought on the side of Saddam during the Iraqi imposed war on Iran (1980-88). They were also involved in the bloody repression of Shiite Muslims in southern Iraq in 1991 and the massacre of Iraqi Kurds.

The notorious group is also responsible for killing thousands of Iranian civilians and officials after the victory of the Islamic revolution in 1979.

More than 17,000 Iranians, many of them civilians, have been killed at the hands of the MKO in different acts of terrorism including bombings in public places and targeted killings.

Back 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 military Camp Liberty outside Baghdad.

The last group of the MKO terrorists was evicted by the Iraqi government on September 11, 2013 to join other members of the terrorist group at Camp Liberty and await potential relocation to other countries.

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