High-ranking MKO terrorist dies in Iraqi capital

A high-ranking member of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) has died at a hospital in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

According to a Monday report by the Mehr news agency, Batoul Rajaei died of lung cancer several days ago after her health deteriorated. She had been transferred from Camp Liberty - a former US military base near Baghdad’s International Airport - to a medical center in Baghdad.

The report added that the MKO insisted on conducting her burial at Camp Liberty. Iraqi officials, however, opposed the request and buried Rajaei far off the camp.

According to the terrorist group, Rajaei joined the MKO in March 1984, and received terrorist training in Pakistan. She was elected to the so-called MKO leadership council in 1993.

    Rajaei was reportedly responsible for brainwashing MKO members into carrying out acts of terror, and oversaw the torture of those who sought to quit the terrorist organization.

The MKO fled to Iraq in 1986, where it enjoyed the support of Iraq's executed dictator Saddam Hussein, and set up its camp near the Iranian border.

The group is known to have cooperated with Saddam in suppressing the 1991 uprisings in southern Iraq and carrying out the massacre of Iraqi Kurds.

The MKO has carried out numerous acts of violence against Iranian civilians and government officials.