|Massacre in Camp Ashraf - Iraq on April 8, 2011 - 33 defenseless civilians killed by Iraqi Army|
|Wednesday, 13 April 2011 06:18|
On April 2, 2001, at midnight, the suppressive Iraqi forces entered Camp Ashraf with at-least 30 armored vehicles including Hummvies and BMP-1 armored personnel carriers. They took positions in northern part of the camp. Based on specific information obtained from inside the Iranian regime, the Iranian Resistance declared that Nouri al-Maliki plans for a new round of killings in Camp Ashraf on the demands from Ali Khamenie, Iranian regime's Supreme Leader.
On Thursday 7 April, after the U.S. Defense Secretary Gates met with Nouri al-Maliki , while it was expected that U.S. forces reinforce their positions in Ashraf, surprisingly the limited U.S. forces that had a presence in the camp since April 3, left the camp.
On April 8 at 4:45 am (local time) eight battalions of Iraqi Army's Ninth and Fifth Divisions began the attack on the defenseless resident. The massive firings using armored vehicles' heavy machineguns and snipers continued for six hours in various parts of Camp Ashraf. In short period, a number of residents were killed.
On April 8, in the afternoon, the total number of Ashraf residents killed during the attack reached 33. Ten of them had died from the critical injuries they had received during the attack