At Least 118 Killed in Iraq as Rockets Terrorize Troops and Iranian Dissidents

At least 16 rockets, but possibly many more, struck Camp Liberty/Hurriya, which is home to over 2,000 Mujahideen-e Khalq (M.E.K.) members. At least 23 M.E.K. were killed and many more were wounded. The attack left three Iraqi soldiers dead. Sixteen Iraqi soldiers were also wounded; they were serving as guards. These figures could rise significantly tomorrow.

The M.E.K. is an Iranian dissident group welcomed into Iraq by Saddam Hussein during the Iran-Iraq War. After the fall of his regime, the members became personae non gratae but were protected by U.S. forces. They were forcibly moved into this camp in 2012 instead of being expelled.

Heavy rainfall and flooding detonated several dozen bombs in the Falluja area, but no casualties were reported.

Including those at Camp Libery, at least 118 were killed across Iraq and 24 were wounded:

In Mosul, 30 people were executed, including women. Unknown operatives blew up a warehouse killing four militants.

A rocket attack near the Mosul Dam left 12 Peshmerga dead and 10 wounded.

Five tribal sheiks were executed in Qayara. An airstrike killed seven militants and wounded two more.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed one person and wounded eight more in the Shabb district.

Militants claim to have executed four Peshmerga at the Hawija site where a U.S.-supported rescue mission was conducted last week.

Three soldiers were killed and four were wounded during clashes at the Japanese Bridge.

An army commander was killed during clashes in Albu Faraj.

In Fat’ha, 15 militants were killed.

Ten militants were killed in Baghdadi.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.