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.
Including those at Camp Libery, at least 118 were killed across Iraq and 24 were wounded:
A rocket attack near the Mosul Dam left 12 Peshmerga dead and 10 wounded.
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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