PARIS, September 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Call on immediate dispatch of UN and US delegation to Ashraf to prevent continuation of massacre and saving the wounded
At least five of the dissidents killed were handcuffed
Several sources are reporting that at midnight on Saturday (August 31, 2013), armed Iraqi forces launched a deadly attack on the Iranian refugees in Camp Ashraf, Iraq,
During this attack scores of PMOI members were wounded and are in critical conditions and a number have also been taken hostage.
Iraqi forces have executed at least five handcuffed residents by shooting at them in close range.Iraqi force set ablaze a large part of properties of Camp Ashraf residents. A thick smoke has covered the camp.
As of 9 am local time, 23 have been reported slain. Details of 19 martyrs of the armed raid to Ashraf have been established.
The Iranian Resistance calls for immediate dispatch of delegations from the US and the UN to Ashraf to prevent continuation of massacre and saving the lives of the wounded.
Until now a large number of the residents have been killed or injured and some have been taken hostage by the suppressive forces.
The Iranian resistance calls for urgent action by UNAMI and the American Embassy in Iraq for their immediate presence in the camp in order to prevent the continuation of the massacre of the residents.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran