Iraqi gov't forces MKO members out of Camp Ashraf

The Iraqi government eventually forced members of the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) out of their main training camp in the Northern Diyala province.

According to reports, one of the ringleaders of the MKO announced last night that the MKO was about to start relocating its members from their headquarters to a new place in Iraq.

He added that the first group of MKO members were about to be transferred to a new place specified by the Iraqi government.

Iraqi Government Spokesman Ali Al-Dabbaq stressed on Wednesday that Baghdad has not extended the presence of the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) in Iraq, dismissing western media reports in this regard.

"The deadline for MKO's presence on Iraq's soil has not been extended but the way they will leave Iraq has changed and will take place in two phases," Dabbaq stated.

"Based on the agreements made with the UN, the MKO members will leave Iraq's soil in two phases, they will be relocated to Camp Liberty and then leave the Iraqi soil from the camp," Dabbaq said.

"As we have earlier announced, the MKO members will leave Camp Ashraf (now the Camp of New Iraq) by the end of 2011," Dabbaq underscored.

Based on UN proposal, the MKO members will be moved to Camp Liberty base, the US former base near Baghdad's airport.

Since the beginning of this year, the Baghdad government has repeatedly assured Iranian officials and people that it is determined to expel the MKO from Iraq by the end of 2011.

Meantime, a report earlier this month disclosed that the main leader of the MKO, in remarks interpreted as informally declaring war on Iraq cautioned that he would not allow Baghdad to expel the group from Iraq, and stressed that he will keep the MKO in the country even if it costs the lives of all the group members.

According to a report published by the Habilian website, Rajavi has ordered the commanders of Camp Ashraf (the MKO's main training center located in Iraq's Northern Diyala province) to be ready to resist against the Iraqi forces, saying that it would not matter if all Camp residents are killed for obtaining his desired goals.

Rajavi also ordered his commanders to strengthen the military positions at the camp and in the surrounding areas by erecting numerous bulwarks and hurdles around the Camp and be ready for a war with the Iraqi government.