Attack on Camp Hurriya

Media release

11 February 2013

The Australian Government condemns the rocket and mortar attack that killed at least five people and wounded more than 25 at Camp Hurriya in Iraq, on February 9, 2013.

This was a barbaric attack.

The Government of Iraq has a responsibility to ensure the safety of the residents of Camp Hurriya and Camp Ashraf and to investigate this incident.

Australia calls on the Government of Iraq to fulfil these responsibilities and to do all in its power to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Australia supports UN Secretary General Ban's reiteration of "the United Nations' strong commitment to continue its longstanding efforts to facilitate a peaceful and durable solution for the residents of both Camp Liberty (Camp Hurriya) and Camp Ashraf."

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