The Oct. 29 missile attack on Camp Liberty has been the heaviest attack so far on this camp, leaving at least 23 dead and two dozen seriously injured.
The Camp is devastated as more than 80 Katyusha and Falagh missiles were used in this attack. The missiles left craters as big as 2 meters deep and 3.5 meters wide. Powerful explosions has destroyed many of the trailers and camp facilities. The damages inflicted on the camp and its crucial infrastructures has been estimated at $10 million.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, strongly condemned the attack.
“The Iranian regime’s agents within the Iraqi Government are responsible for the latest assault,” she said in a statement. “The United States and the United Nations are fully aware of this reality.”
In Washington, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the attack in a statement issued Thursday night.
“We are consulting with the Government of Iraq to ascertain the full extent of this unprovoked attack,” the statement said. “No matter the circumstances, on this point we remain absolute: the United States remains committed to assisting the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in the relocation of all Camp Hurriya residents to a permanent and safe location outside of Iraq.”
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee; Judge Ted Poe, chairman of Sub-committee on Terrorism, Non-proliferation and Trade; Bill Richardson, former Minister of Energy, Governor of New Mexico and Ambassador to UN; former Foreign Minister of Italy Giulio Maria Terzi; Frances Townsend, former Assistant to U.S. President on Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; Spanish Senator Margarita Duran Vadell; MEP Beatriz Becerra from Spain; MEP Julie Ward from UK; the International Parliamentary Campaign in Defence of Ashraf and Liberty (IPCDA), International Committee in Search of Justice (ISJ) presided by former EP Vice-President Alejo Vidal-Quadras; European Parliament ‘Friends of a Free Iran’ Committee; British MPs and the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom, and many others have condemned the vicious missile attack on Camp Liberty.