Near CAMP ASHRAF, Iraq - Charred military trucks, exploded tanks and crushed pieces of artillery line the highway where the American bombs struck. A twisted chassis juts from the asphalt.
Several days of bombing killed at least seven fighters, destroyed 15 to 20 tanks, numerous vehicles, equipment and a barracks in the center of Camp Ashraf, Mujahedeen officials said. "There's work that's ongoing right now to try to secure some sort of agreement that would be a cease-fire and capitulation" of the Mujahedeen, Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks of the U.S. Central Command said Thursday.
In these attacks 28 mojaheds were killed and Mojahedin puts the blame on Iran. “This is not the best time in the world for us," said Massoud Farschi, a Mujahedeen guerrilla.
Saddam’s fall has raised many questions about the fate of this group. Mojahedin had left some of their bases in south Iraq before the war and went to north. Now, these emptied bases have been looted.
Kurds know them as a branch of Ba’th army and know it as involved in suppressing Kurds in 1991.
This report adds: yars of lobbying U.S. officials, placing advertisements in English-language publications and holding demonstrations in American cities did not save the Iranian opposition group from American air attack.
The activities and military abilities of this group have been weakened through recent years.
Iran has officially announced an amnesty for the rank-and-file members of the group who are sorry for what they have done.
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