Incident Summary:

12/26/2013: Rockets struck Camp Asharf, formerly known as Camp Liberty, a camp for Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) members, in Baghdad city, Baghdad governorate, Iraq. At least three people were killed and 50 people were injured in the attack. The Mukhtar Army claimed responsibility for the attack and stated that it was carried out in response to the government's refusal to expel the MEK from Iraq. The Mukhtar Army further accused the MEK of colluding with politicians linked to Al-Qai'da.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Baghdad

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Camp Asharf (formerly Camp Liberty) near the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK)
Specific Description Camp Liberty
Nationality of Target Iran
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Rockets were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Mukhtar Army Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 50 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 50
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Iran exiles say camp struck by rockets near Baghdad airport," Agence France Presse -- English, December 27, 2013.
"Iranian dissidents say rockets hit their Baghdad camp, kill three," South China Morning Post, December 27, 2013.
"3 Khalq members killed in rocket shelling, statement," Aswat al Iraq, December 27, 2013.