News Brief 8/27/2013, Elul 21, 5773
'I survived February 9th - others were not so lucky'
In 2012, Ashraf City was home to more than 3,000 Iranian refugees living in Iraq. Today, only 100 remain. The rest have been forcibly relocated to Camp Liberty, a disused American military base roughly 80 times smaller than Ashraf and surrounded by 12ft-high concrete walls, barbed wire, armed guards, searchlights, surveillance cameras and eavesdropping devices.
The following is a personal account of the February 9th Camp Liberty massacre – which left 8 dead and 100 wounded – written by Majid Mohades, 29, and originally published by the Ashraf Campaign (ASHCAM).