Iraq gives Iranian exiles' camp an extension
22-Dec-2011 (one comment)

Under international pressure, the Iraqi government on Wednesday backed off its threat to close a refugee camp holding 3,400 Iranian exiles by the end of the month.

Instead, Iraq said that it will shut Camp Ashraf sometime in January and insisted that all its residents must leave the country by April. It promised not to deport anyone to Iran.

The Iraqi government had pledged to shut the camp completely by the end of December and move the residents to another location.

The United Nations has said that at least 34 people were killed in a raid on the camp by Iraqi security forces in April.

On Wednesday, Iraqi spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said the government had worked out a plan to move up to 800 of the residents to a new facility in Baghdad by the end of December. That facility is a former American military base called Camp Liberty.

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by Simorgh5555 on

Even though I agree with your opinions in the majority of your threads this article disproves your claim recently that the US led invasion helped liberate Iraqis and allowed them to shape their own destiny. Control of Iraq has left the clutches of one tyrant to be taken by the most evil Islamo-fascist terrorist regimes on earth. The only place in Iraq which was liberated was Karballah and Najaf for the hords of Shiite fanatic pilgrims from Iran who are pullimg the strings and telling their puppet Maliki what to do. The real War on Terror should have taken place in Iran- the source of all evil in Iran and terror in the Middle East.