Iraqis protest against Komalah presence

April 18, 2011 - 0:0

A group of Iraqi people have protested against the presence of the terrorist group Komalah in the country following Baghdad's clampdown on the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MKO) terrorists.

Angry protesters surrounded the main base of the Komalah militants outside the northern city of Sulaymaniyah on Saturday, and accused the group of taking possession of their land by force for several years, a Press TV correspondent reported.
They told the group to leave the region and insisted that they would not stop protesting until their demand is met.
Officials of Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government have yet to respond to the development, the latest in a series of efforts by Iraqi citizens and officials to eradicate terrorist cells holed up in the country.
Last week, Iraqi security forces detained six MKO members for questioning over their involvement in clashes with security forces at Camp Ashraf -- located north of Baghdad -- last Friday.
The Iraqi parliament has passed legislation, according to which the government is obliged to expel members of the terrorist organization, which was closely linked with former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
The MKO, listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community, committed numerous terrorist acts against Iranian civilians and officials and is also known to have cooperated with Saddam in massacres of Iraqi Kurds and the suppression of the Shia uprising in southern Iraq in 1991.
Iran has repeatedly called on the Iraqi government to expel the group, but the US has been putting pressure on the Iraqi government to block the expulsion.
Political analysts believe that the Iraqi public's attention will become focused on the need to weed out groups like Komalah once the anti-Iranian terrorist group MKO is expelled from Iraq.
(Source: Press TV)