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34 Iranian dissidents killed in a raid in the Iraqi army

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34 Iranian dissidents killed in a raid in the Iraqi army

People will gather at the pictures of those killed in Camp Ashraf, April 8, 2011 outside the White House in Washington Kamm

Thirty-four people were found dead after a raid in the Iraqi army on April 8 in Camp Ashraf, home to members of the Iranian opposition north of Baghdad, the People's Mujahedeen, said a door Floor-UN Thursday in New York.

"We will investigate this matter because our security forces think that this (the dead) was the result of their guards (People's Mojahedin) who killed those who wanted to escape. They had already committed the same acts the past, "said Baghdad spokesman of the Iraqi government, Ali Dabbagh.

Most of the victims, including women, were killed by bullets. According to the spokesman of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Rupert Colville.

In Iraq since Saddam Hussein

The movement of the People's Mojahedin, founded in 1965 in opposition to the Shah of Iran, then fought the mullah regime that took power in Tehran in 1979. It is present in Iraq since 1981 at the invitation of the former -dictateur Saddam Hussein.

Mujahideen have built Camp Ashraf in the 1980s, when Saddam Hussein's Iraq was at war with Iran. It was then a base from which the Mojahedin were operating against Iran.

It has become a major concern to the Iraqi authorities, reconciled with Tehran since the fall of Saddam Hussein, especially since the Americans sent last year to the Iraqis responsibility for its security.

Approximately 3,500 people live in the camp that was decommissioned after the invasion of the United States and its allies in Iraq in 2003, Baghdad wants the Mujahedeen leave the country by the end of this year.

US mediation

The Iraqi spokesman assured that Baghdad was "pleased with the interest that carry the United States to the Iraqi request to find another place that Iraq residents of Camp Ashraf." He promised a "logistical support" to the residents of Ashraf who would leave Iraq. "

The rebel group had indicated that the Iraqi security forces surrounded the camp and refused access to journalists and humanitarian organizations from providing assistance to the injured. The US military acknowledged that access to the camp he had initially been banned but said Sunday a medical team was finally allowed to "bring essential humanitarian medical assistance."

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