Iranian opposition group's Camp Ashraf closes

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Camp housing Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, based in Iraq since 1980s, closes after last 280 residents are flown to Albania

A camp housing members of an Iranian opposition group in Iraq has officially been closed after the last 280 residents were flown to Albania, the group said.

The Mujahedeen-e-Khalq has been based in Iraq since the 1980s, when they received arms and support from Saddam Hussein during the Iran-Iraq war. US-led forces disarmed the group after the 2003 invasion and settled them at a base north of Baghdad.

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