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U.N.: Iran exile camp unsafe

on September 03, 2013 10:50 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations mission to Iraq says a camp north of Baghdad where 52 Iranian dissidents were killed this week is unsafe and is urging Iraqi officials to do more to protect dozens of remaining residents.

The statement today follows a visit by U.N. officials to Camp Ashraf the previous day.

It says members of the delegation saw the bodies of 52 victims with apparent gunshot wounds, confirming death tolls provided by backers of the exiles and an Iraqi official.

Before the killings, Camp Ashraf had been home to about 100 followers of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, an Iranian dissident group that opposes Tehran’s clerical regime.

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