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The protest rally came one day after Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected a UN appeal for the extension of the year-end deadline to shut down Camp Ashraf, saying that the Iraqi government cannot permit a criminal gang to remain in the country.

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Hundreds of Iraqis have rallied in the eastern province of Diyala to demand the immediate expulsion of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) from their country.

Condemning MKO acts of terror, Iraqi protesters on Friday gathered outside Camp Ashraf, the base of the exiled group, to urge the government to close the notorious camp as scheduled for December 31.

The protest rally came one day after Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected a UN appeal for the extension of the year-end deadline to shut down Camp Ashraf, saying that the Iraqi government cannot permit a criminal gang to remain in the country.

Baghdad considers Camp Ashraf and its residents as a threat to its national security and insists it is determined to close down the terrorist base by the end of 2011.

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