1. On midnight April 2, Iraqi suppressive forces moved intoAshraf with 30 BMP armored vehicles and Humvees takingposions north of Ashraf. Ashraf residents and the NaonalCouncil of Resistance, based on the specic informaon thatwas received from within the regime, in numerous leers toU.S. ocials had announced Maliki plans to implement thedemands of Khamenei, and start a new massacre in Ashraf.
2. Sunday April 3, a group of U.S. forces (with seven Humvees)
under the command of Colonel Molinari entered Ashraf which
gave the residents a piece of mind. On Wednesday, April 6exactly 36 hours before the start of the massacre Ashraf representaves approached the UNAMI representaves whowere accompanied by U.S. ocers that were there for theirroune weekly visit and informed them that there is a massacreon the way. Ashraf residents urged the U.S. forces and UNAMI
to remain in Ashraf and to strengthen their presence.
3. Thursday April 7, Secretary Gates met with Maliki. Ashraf residents expected that this meeng is to warn Maliki notto aack Ashraf, but hours aer the meeng on Thursdayaernoon, to the surprise of the residents the small contenonof American forces that was staoned there since Sunday leAshraf. While every hour the situaon was worsening.
Transporng new forces and nal preparaon
4. Immediately aer the meeng on Thursday between noonand midnight Thursday approximately 1500 Iraqi forces wereadded to those already in Camp Ashraf and their number reachednearly 2500. This kind of speed of the acon is unusual by Iraqi
standards. Iranian Resistance through their contacts within
the Qods force was noed of the transfer of the Iraqi forcesto Ashraf and every hour through e- mail and by telephone hadinformed the U.S. forces every step of the way.5. U.S. forces were ordered not only to get out of Ashraf, but to
keep a distance not too close to Ashraf.
6. The evening of Thursday April 7 there was no doubt that anaack is imminent.Mrs. Rajavi, President elect of the Iranian Resistance onThursday aernoon in several leers to the Secretary Clinton,President Obama, Secretary Gates, Ambassador Georey, Gen.Mathis, Gen.Ausn and many other U.S. ocials, warned thatan imminent crime is unfolding. But none of these leers hadany eect.7. At midnight we were informed from within the Qods forcethat the aack is to commence at 4 am. The residents informedthe American troops immediately but none of these eorts hadany results.
Commencing of the Aack
8. At 4:45 am the aack began with eight baalions from the5th and 9th Divisions of Iraqi Army aacking defenselessinhabitants. Extensive ring of BMP-1 cannon followed with
the machine guns from the armored personnel carriers and
snipers connued for six straight hours.9. A large number of residents were killed in a very shortme. From the beginning moments the details of this aackwas relayed to the U.S. forces. From the onset the residents
of the camp and the Iranian Resistance called for American
intervenon. The U.S. forces could have easily acted as adeterrent and limit the dimensions of this massacre, but againU.S. forces showed no reacon.
The results of crime
10. So far, 34 people were killed as a result of the aack.11. More than 300 were injured of whom 169 had directgunshot wounds while some others were ran over by the Iraqiforces Humvees.12. A number of the injured were taken as hostage, and some
died in the hands of Iraqi forces. Six remaining hostages are onhunger strike.
13. One-third of Ashraf is occupied by the Iraqi forces and manyof the residenal buildings and has been taken over.14. Iraqi forces are stealing and plundering the property andassets of the residents and anything that they cannot take,they burn or destroy.15. According to eyewitness some of the invading forces whowere present were uent in Farsi. Clips clearly show thatamong the invading Iraqi forces there were a few snipers beingprotected by other Iraqi forces. The snipers were targengspecic individuals.
The Condion of the Wounded
16. From the rst hours of the aack on Friday morning April
8 Ashraf residents announced that the number of the woundedand the lack of medical equipment will result in the death of
more of the injured people and called for U.S. forces to evacuatethe injured to U.S. forces hospital in Ballad (near Ashraf).17. Mrs. Rajavi in a leer to Mrs. Clinton and other U.S. ocialsmade the same request, but unfortunately did not receive anyresponse and the death toll climbs hourly. Of the 34 people whohave been killed at least 10 could have been saved with theproper medical equipments and facilies. The Iranian Resistanceand Ashraf residents had repeatedly requested for evacuaon of the wounded by U.S. forces on days 8 and 9 and 10th of April.
Ashraf eventsTimeline of events leading to April 8 massacre