The accuracy of the council reports has been deemed mixed. The U.S.
military, which acknowledged withdrawing from a post outside the camp, has
strenuously denied reports in 2010 that Ashraf residents were under threat.
The council said 13 Iranian agents, headed by a commander identified
merely as Yaqoubi, entered Iraq through the Khosravi crossing. The agents
were said to have been assigned to replace Iranian intelligence officers
stationed outside Ashraf.
"Their trip was previously coordinated by the regime's embassy in
Baghdad, the Iraqi government and the Iraqi prime minister's committee
responsible for the suppression of Ashraf residents," the council said.
But the council said that, since February 2010, Iraq has allowed Iranian
intelligence agents, disguised as relatives of camp residents, to operate
outside Ashraf. The agents were said to have used loudspeakers to threaten
opposition members and relatives with torture and death.
"The agents, using 30 powerful megaphones, threaten the residents with
murder, torture and a bloodbath on a daily basis from first thing in the
morning to the last thing at night," the council said.