Iraqi sources say 680 members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) have been moved from their original residence in the eastern province of Diyala to a new camp near the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. Diyala provincial officials said the seventh group of the MKO terrorists was transferred from Camp New Iraq, formerly known as Camp Ashraf and situated about 120 kilometers (74 miles) west of the border with Iran, to Camp Liberty on Saturday. The sixth convoy of about 400 residents of Camp Ashraf was moved to Camp Liberty on August 29.
The MKO fled to Iraq in 1986, where it enjoyed the support of Iraq's executed dictator Saddam Hussein, and set up its camp near the Iranian border.The group is also known to have cooperated with Saddam Hussein in suppressing the 1991 uprisings in southern Iraq and carrying out the massacre of Iraqi Kurds. The MKO has carried out numerous acts of violence against Iranian civilians and government officials. MP/HSN