US condemns attack on Iraqi refugee camp

Rocket attack kills at least 20 Iranian exiles, 3 Iraqi soldiers

US condemns attack on Iraqi refugee camp

World Bulletin / News Desk

The U.S. on Thursday condemned a deadly rocket attack on a former American base near Baghdad’s airport that hosts Iranian exiles. 

Several rockets fired into Camp Hurriya, also known as Camp Liberty, killed three Iraqi soldiers, according to Iraqi officials. 

Twenty members of the People's Mojahedin of Iran, or Mojahedin-e-Khalq, an Iranian opposition movement in exile that advocates the overthrow Iran’s governemnt were also killed, said the group. 

The U.S. urged Iraqi officials to find and hold those accountable for the attack, while registering its commitment to help the UN High Commissioner for Refugees relocate the camp’s refugees to locations outside Iraq. 

"We call on more countries to assist in responding to this urgent humanitarian situation by welcoming camp residents for relocation and by contributing to the fund established by the United Nations to support their resettlement," the State Department said in a statement. 

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Ekim 2015, 09:12