Responsibility for the murder of twenty three Iranian dissidents by rocket-fire has been was claimed by an Tehran aligned militia; Al-Mukhatar. Camp Liberty, the site of the attack, is home to exiled Iranian opposition group, the 'People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran' (PMOI) - transformed into a bloodbath after a barrage of rockets struck the compound.
Twenty died immediately, and the remaining three died hours later at an Iraqi hospital in Baghdad. Some eighty rockets, according to eye witness accounts are said to have been fired; identified as Iranian manufactured Falaq Katyushka rockets.
The figures reported by Iraqi state television were substantially lower, estimated anywhere between twenty to forty.