Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) acknowledged once again the launching of 1,000 missiles targeting opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) bases in Iraq back in 2001.

The IRGC is also admitting it lacked the courage to acknowledge this criminal aggression upon a neighboring country and refusing to make a public announcement.

“18 years ago the IRGC launched a retaliatory attack and fired 1,000 missiles and long range artillery targeting PMOI/MEK bases deep inside Iraq. This included Camp Ashraf and a base in the city of al-Emara. Due to specific reservations this measure was not acknowledged publicly for many years. However, this was a strategic act and sent a message,” according to a wire on June 19th by the IRGC-affiliated Fars news agency.

It is worth noting that on April 9th, 2010 former IRGC chief Rahim Safavi made a similar acknowledgement.

“The IRGC executed an operational plan from 4 to 8 am targeting all PMOI/MEK bases, from Camp Ashraf to a base in the city of al-Emara, by launching 1,000 missiles and long range artillery, destroying all bases and inflicted heavy casualties to them,” he said.

Hassan Abbasi, chief of the plainclothes agents and a member of the faction loyal to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, also referred to this missile attack.

“… the IRGC missile system staged an attack on Camp Ashraf, raining rockets on this base. We delivered a severe blow to the PMOI/MEK,” he said.

Source » ncr-iran