Attack on Ashraf residents – No. 2
The number of wounded during the Iraqi forces’ attack on Ashraf residents on Sunday, October 17, rise to 18 including some women. During the attack that was carried out on Sunday afternoon, on the eve of Maliki’s trip to Tehran, Iraqi forces fired bullets and used sticks and truncheons against the residents. According to accurate reports received by the NCRI from inside the mullahs’ regime, the assault was conducted at the direct instructions of Nouri al-Maliki.
The bullets were fired by the unit under the command of Lieutenant Heidar Azab Mashi. He is a servile agent of the Iranian regime and has previously threatened and beaten Ashraf residents on several occasions. His photo along with his soldiers while firing their guns is enclosed.
Iraqi leaders and political entities have strongly condemned and expressed their abhorrence over criminal measures of the forces affiliated to Iraq’s Prime Minister Office. In a statement, Dr. Saleh Mutlaq, Secretary General of Iraqi National Movement, described the new move by Iraqi security forces against Ashraf residents and the establishment of new military checkpoints inside a demilitarized camp, and the use of weapons to beat and intimidate people as provocative acts and as a down-payment by Maliki to the clerical regime ruling Iran for his imminent visit to Tehran.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
October 17, 2010