‏680‏‎ MKO members moved from Camp Ashraf to Liberty

Iraqi sources say ‎‏680‏‎ members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) have ‎been moved from their original residence in the eastern province of Diyala to a new camp near ‎the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. ‎

Diyala provincial officials said the seventh group of the MKO terrorists was transferred from ‎Camp New Iraq, formerly known as Camp Ashraf and situated about ‎‏120‏‎ kilometers (‎‏74‏‎ miles) ‎west of the border with Iran, to Camp Liberty on Saturday.

The sixth convoy of about ‎‏400‏‎ residents of Camp Ashraf was moved to Camp Liberty on August ‎‏29‏‎. ‎

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 also known to have cooperated with Saddam Hussein 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.‎