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  • Bulgaria Terms MKO Terrorist

    Bulgaria Terms MKO Terrorist

    Bulgarian Deputy Foreign Minister Urdan Popov Wednesday called the anti-Iran group, Mojahedin-e-Khalq Organization, a terrorist group despite European Union's recent decision to strike the MKO off its terror list... The remark by popov whose country is an EU member came after a controversial decision by…

  • Bulgaria Sends Fourth Unit to Ashraf Camp

    Bulgaria Sends Fourth Unit to Ashraf Camp

    Bulgaria's fourth non-combat unit to guard the Ashraf refugee camp north of Baghdad leaves for Iraq on Monday. Deputy Defense Minister Sonya Yankulova, army staff and defense officials, families and friends of the troops will attend the official ceremony in the town of Vratsa, Northwestern…

  • Bulgarians' Warning on MKO

    Bulgarians’ Warning on MKO

    Bulgarian sources had earlier reported that the mission of Bulgarian forces for protecting Camp Ashraf has been extended for another year. However, the Gestapo of Ashraf each time denies that Bulgarian forces are guarding MKO's camp and try to convince others that they're under the…

  • Bulgaria decides to guard refugee camp in Iraq for one more year

    Bulgaria decides to guard refugee camp in Iraq for one more year

    The contingent will be under the operational and tactical command of the U.S. forces. During implementation of the mission, Bulgaria will retain its criminal, civil and disciplinary jurisdiction in respect of all Bulgarian service persons. The Ashraf refugee camp, northeast of Baghdad, houses some 3,500…

  • Bulgaria's Unit Assumes Ashraf Camp Control May 6

    Bulgaria’s Unit Assumes Ashraf Camp Control May 6

    Bulgaria's guarding unit will assume control over the Ashraf camp in Iraq on May 6, the Day of the Bulgarian Army, it appeared during a videoconference with Iraq Friday. The head of the unit lieutenant-colonel Marin Marinov told during the videoconference ...

  • Bulgaria's non-combat unit was deployed in the camp Ashraf area

    Bulgaria’s non-combat unit was deployed in the camp Ashraf area

    Bulgaria's non-combat unit, which will perform tasks in a military-humanitarian mission at Camp Ashraf in Iraq was deployed in the camp area on April 11, the Bulgarian Defense Ministry said.

  • Bulgaria Sends off Ashraf Guard Unit

    Bulgaria Sends off Ashraf Guard Unit

    Bulgaria's parliament approved the government decision to send up to 155 troops to guard the Iraqi camp of Ashraf, about 70 km north of Baghdad. The unit should stay in Iraq for a year.

  • Bulgarian Parliament Agrees Mission to Guard Camp Ashraf

    Bulgarian Parliament Agrees Mission to Guard Camp Ashraf

    Bulgaria's parliament has approved a government decision to send up to 155 troops to guard an Iraqi camp. Earlier this month the Socialist-led government agreed to deploy a non-combat unit of 120 lightly armed soldiers plus support staff to guard a camp of mainly Iranian…

  • Bulgarians to Dismantle Iranian Terrorist Group MKO in Iraq

    Bulgarians to Dismantle Iranian Terrorist Group MKO in Iraq

    As the United States advances steadily toward a confrontation with Iran, the fate of an Iraqi-based Iranian opposition group appears to have been sealed. It has now been confirmed that Bulgarian troops will assume control of the formerly-armed Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MKO) organization's Ashraf camp. This move…

  • Bulgaria to decide new Iraqi mission in 2 weeks

    Bulgaria to decide new Iraqi mission in 2 weeks

    The Bulgarian government will make a decision of sending a non-combat unit to an Iraqi refugee camp in two weeks, Defense Minister Veselin Bliznakov revealed on Saturday. Bliznakov told the local Darik radio that there is already a consensus on this issue within the three-party…

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