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Armed Iranian Group Gets Protected Status

Fighters from the main Iranian armed opposition group, who are under U.S. military guard in Iraq, have been granted protected status as noncombatants, the State Department said Monday. Spokesman Adam Ereli said the 3,800 People’s Mujahedeen fighters must remain in Camp Ashraf, near Baqubah 45 miles northeast of Baghdad, so they “cannot pose a threat to individuals inside or outside Iraq.” The United States is talking with Iraq and international organizations about sending the fighters back to Iran on a voluntary basis, Ereli said.Full Story

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