U.S.-Protected Iranian Exiles in Limbo in Iraq Since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the United States has protected Camp Ashraf, home to more than 3,000 members of a cult-like exiled Iranian opposition group. They don't want to return to Iran, but Iraqi officials don't want the group there, and no other countries will accept them.
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U.S.-Protected Iranian Exiles in Limbo in Iraq

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U.S.-Protected Iranian Exiles in Limbo in Iraq

U.S.-Protected Iranian Exiles in Limbo in Iraq

U.S.-Protected Iranian Exiles in Limbo in Iraq

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Since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the United States has protected Camp Ashraf, home to more than 3,000 members of an exiled Iranian opposition group. Iraqi officials don't want the group in their country. No one knows what to do with these people who don't want to return to Iran, and no other countries will accept them.

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