Bombing attack on water pipeline
On the 17th of July 2006 the water pipeline that stretches from the pumping station near the Tigris River to Ashraf Camp was damaged by a series of explosions. This affected the access of the Ashraf residents to water for drinking, cooking and hygiene purposes for around two weeks. Iraqi agents of the Iranian regime were involved in this bombing.
Clerical regime blows up water pipes of Camp Ashraf
Halting water flow and explosion of water pipes is an anti-human, anti-Islamic terrorist action and considered a war crime under 4th Geneva Convention
PMOI urges MNFI, ICRC, UN and particularly the government of Iraq to condemn and legally pursue this terrorist crime
The functioning of the pipes pumping water from Tigris River to Camp Ashraf abruptly stopped at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 18, 2006.
Subsequent investigation in the surrounding area made clear that Tehran's clerical regime had blown up the water pipes at 15kms west of the camp in Zorganiya region. Consecutive explosions had destroyed some two meters of pipes which extend 26 kilometers from the pumping station at the Tigris River to Camp Ashraf.
A number of bombs had also been planted on the road leading to the site of explosion to inflict casualties on those who would subsequently attempt to inspect the place or repair the pipes. Some of the bombs have been discovered and defused, so far. The efforts of local workers to inspect other locations and repair the Camp's water network continue.
The PMOI has paid all the expenses of this water pumping network for the past 20 years and its documents are available. In addition to providing their own water, the PMOI has provided water to 15 villages and schools en-route the water pipes, free of charge.
Halting water flow and explosion of water pipes is an anti-human, anti-Islamic terrorist act by the clerical regime which is considered a war crime based on the 4th Geneva Convention against persons protected under the provisions of this convention.
The People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran urges the Multi-National Force-Iraq, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nations and particularly the government of Iraq to condemn and legally pursue this terrorist crime.
People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran
July 20, 2006