Camp Ashraf military occupation- No. 176
– Breaking fuel supply pipes and destroying the fuel reservoir for the power facilities of Ashraf
– Tearing down the southern fence and transferring the battalion responsible for 209 and 2011 massacres to Ashraf
Agents of the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), the terrorist Quds Force and the Iraqi forces under the command of Nouri al-Maliki, have intensified pressure on Camp Ashraf residents and the siege against them. They are setting the stage for attack and slaughter the residents by various means.
In early hours of Tuesday December 13, the MOIS agents aided by Iraqi forces under the command of Maliki, broke fuel pipes of Ahraf’s power generating station (Ahrar generating station) and spilled on the ground all of the stations fuel reserves totaling 52000 liters. (Pictured attached).
The act of sabotage is taking place while the Iraqi committee in Maliki’s office tasked with suppression of Ashraf has been preventing the entry of gasoline for the past 11 months, and has prevented entry of diesel fuel since seven months ago. The fuel in these reservoirs was the only reserve for Ashraf power generating station.
Ahrar station was launched in 2007 to provide part of the Ashraf critical systems’ power such as hospital, food storage, water pumping station, bakery, etc. and the cost of buying and installing generators and related equipments totaling $5 million was all paid by the residents.
This station is the only facility to generate power and heat for Ashraf residents during blackouts. Writing off this station due to lack of fuel, makes the situation for the patients and many of the wounded in April 8th deadly attack who are in critical conditions, much more dangerous.
In another development, at 3:00 am on Tuesday December 13, a number of MOIS agents, who have been engaged in psychological torture of the residents with 300 loudspeakers for past two years, tore down the southern protective fence of Ashraf in several points with the support of Iraqi forces, in order to pave the way for infiltrations and further criminal acts against Ashraf residents. The plan was foiled by quick reaction of the residents, and the agents quickly fled the scene (Pictures attached)
At the same time, reports obtained from inside the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards Corp indicate that Maliki intends to once again redeploy the Iraqi Battalion 3, Brigade 37 of the army’s 9th division in Ashraf. This force had the biggest role in two massacres of July 2009 and April 2011. The goal is making the preparation to implement the suppressive deadline and to launch a large scale slaughter in Ashraf. A number of Battalion’s officers with close links to the Quds force who had been transferred out of this battalion, will be returned.
These incidents clearly show that the countdown to the big massacre in Ashraf by the religious fascism ruling Iran and their proxies in Iraq has begun. The Iranian resistance calls upon the United Nations and the US government for immediate action for protection of Ashraf residents by the US or UN forces and to prevent a bloodbath.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
December 13, 2011