The entrance gate of Camp New Iraq, formerly known as Camp Ashraf, in Khalis town (file photo)
Nearly 1000 members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) have expressed willingness to return to Iran and seek the Islamic Republic’s pardon.
The development comes as the fifth group of the MKO terrorists was transferred to the Camp Liberty near Baghdad Airport on Friday, the governor of the Iraqi city of Khalis, Oday al-Khedran said.
Al-Khedran added that 416 MKO members, including 350 women, were moved from the Camp New Iraq, formerly known as Camp Ashraf, to the new location, IRIB reported on Saturday.
According to the report, only 100 MKO members have been relocated to third countries.
Some of the MKO terrorists have also surrendered themselves to Iraqi forces after escaping the camp.
The MKO, which has carried out numerous acts of terror and violence against Iranian civilians and government officials, fled to Iraq in the 1980’s, where it enjoyed the support of Iraq's executed dictator Saddam Hussein and set up Camp Ashraf in the Diyala Province, near the Iranian border.
The group is also known to have cooperated with Saddam in suppressing the 1991 uprisings in southern Iraq and the massacre of Iraqi Kurds.