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A group of MKO terrorists transferred to Italy
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c_330_235_16777215_0_http___172.19.100.100_images_stories_famous_02_mko2.jpgTEHRAN – Seven members of the terrorist Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO), based in Camp Hurriya in Iraq, have been transferred to Italy, according to the Italian Foreign Ministry.
 
Previously, eight members of the group had been relocated to Italy, as part of efforts by the United Nations to move the around 3,000 MKO members at a former U.S. military base in northeastern Baghdad known as Camp Liberty, outside of Iraq.
 
“The Italian Embassy in Baghdad is continuing with its contacts with the Iraqi authorities and local UNHCR (the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) officers to assess whether Italy can take in other refugees,” the Italian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on March 4.
 
The MKO fought on Saddam’s side during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war and was given a camp by the strongman who was toppled by the U.S.-led invasion of 2003.
 
The U.S. State Department removed the MKO from its list of terrorist organizations in 2012.
 
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