Iraqi group claims responsibility for attack on MKO

Iraq’s Hezbollah has claimed responsibility for the Saturday’s attack on Camp Liberty, where it houses around 3000 members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK, a.k.a. MKO and PMOI).

MKO’s transient home near Baghdad International Airport came under mortar attack on Saturday, killing 2 and wounding 27 members of the terrorist group.

In a statement, Wathiq al-Battat, a top member of Iraq’s Hezbollah movement, claimed the group was behind the mortar attack, Habilian Association reported on Sunday.

It was the second attack on the remaining members of terrorist MKO in Iraq since February. The previous one took place in February 9, which led to a number of deaths and injuries. Al-Battat took responsibility for that attack as well, and warned of further attacks until they leave Iraq.

Al-Battat said they had 120 rockets ready to hit Camp Liberty on Saturday, but they managed to fire 13 of them. He again threatened further attacks against members of the terrorist group in Iraq.

MKO’s socializing with Iraqi politicians supporting al-Qaeda and other militant groups was the stated motivation behind Saturday’s attack.

Some 3000 MKO members have been relocated from their decades-long paramilitary base in northeastern Iraq to a former US military base in Baghdad.

The relocation was in line with the memorandum of understanding signed on December 25, 2011 between Iraq and United Nations to temporarily transfer them to a transient home for the UNHCR to determine their refugee status.

Albania became the first country to offer a home to over 200 MKO members. Forty-four MKO members have been so far resettled in this country in two groups of 14 and 30.