Monday, November 07, 1994

Iran Fires Missiles At Rebel Base in Iraq

Iran Fires Missiles At Rebel Base in Iraq

New York Times
November 7, 1994

Iran carried out a missile attack against a military base of the exiled People's Mujahedeen near Baghdad, Iraq, early today after the rebels tried to attack Iranian oil installations, the Teheran radio said.

The radio reported heavy casualties, adding that two guerrillas were pursued into Iraq.

In a statement, the Mujahedeen said that four missiles hit the Ashraf base, 50 miles north of Baghdad. The group denied reports of casualties.

The attack followed the cancellation last week of an Iranian diplomatic mission to Baghdad. Teheran has accused Baghdad of giving military and financial support to the Mujahedeen. Iraq has accused Iran of supporting Iraqi Kurdish and Shiite rebels.