70 more MKO members defect in Albania

Members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (file photo)

Members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (file photo)
Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:33PM GMT
At least another 70 member of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) have parted ways with the group after being transferred from Iraq to Albania.

A defected leader of the group, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Saturday that certain high-ranking officials were among the defectors.

He said that all the MKO defectors have been housed in a building away from other MKO members and cannot contact their families.The MKO is listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community and has committed numerous terrorist acts against Iranians and Iraqis.

The group fled Iran in 1986 for Iraq, where it received the support of Iraq’s former dictator Saddam Hussein and set up camp near the Iranian border.

In December 2011, the United Nations and Baghdad agreed to relocate some 3,000 MKO members from Camp New Iraq, formerly known as Camp Ashraf, to Camp Liberty. The last group of MKO terrorists was evicted by the Iraqi government on September 11 to join the other members of the terrorist group at Camp Liberty near Baghdad International Airport and await relocation to other countries.

On March 16, Albania’s Prime Minister Sali Berisha announced in a statement that the Albanian government is ready to accommodate 210 members of the MKO group in Tirana “for humanitarian reasons.”

Political experts, however, warn that Albania’s decision to grant asylum to the MKO members has nothing to do with humanitarian concerns, and will give the terrorists a safe haven where they can work with former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).

The KLA is notorious as a murderous group of drug traffickers and terrorists who receive training from NATO and the United States for operations around the world.

AR/HGH

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