Iraq’s post-MEK plans for Camp Ashraf

An Iraqi official said that Camp Ashraf will be completely evacuated till the end of September and the government of Iraq will turn it into the Tigris Operations Command Headquarters.

According to Habilian Association website, Aswat al-Iraq news agency quoted Ghaleb al-Atiya, police spokesman in Diyala province, as saying that so far Iraqi police have transferred 2400 members of the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization in 6 groups of 400 from Camp Ashraf to Camp al-Hurriya (Liberty) near Baghdad International Airport.

He went to say that only 800 MEK members are left in the garrison whom they are scheduled to be expelled till the end of this month.

The relocation of the Mujahedin-e Khalq members is in line with the memorandum of understanding signed on 25 December between Iraq and United Nations to temporarily transfer members of the terrorist group to a former U.S. military base for the UNHCR to deter¬mine their refugee status.

Al-Atiya also made reference to Iraqi government’s future plans for Camp Ashraf, and said “It has been suggested that the Camp turns into the Tigris Operations Command Headquarters due to its significant geographic location.”