Happy Birthday Monica. She's 28 today. She's a medic, like me. She's here.
The Mujahedin el-Khalq (MKO or MEK) main base is at Camp Ashraf, Iraq, about 100 kilometers west of the Iranian border and 60 kilometers north of Baghdad. The People's Mujahadeen, also known by its Persian name Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK), has been classified by Washington as a terrorist organization. Washington announced on 22 April 2003 that it had reached a ceasefire with the MEK. The next day MEK officials said the agreement allowed the MEK to keep its weapons and carry on its activities in Iran from Camp Ashraf. But June 2003 the US Military Police took control of Camp Ashraf and the MEK was consolidated and all weapons secured by MPs. As of September 2003 the 4,000 MEK members in the former Mujahedeen base were consolidated, detained, disarmed and were being screened for any past terrorist acts.
The 530th MP Battalion, maintained the MEK Detention Facility at Camp Ashraf.
According to the U.S. military, it does not hold any Iranian detainees but Iraqis accused of serious crimes such as murder and rape.
She's on my short list of for real best friends and all around favorite people. I don't have any pictures of her online or i'd share. She rocks.