NYT: "Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates urged the Iraqi government to show restraint on Friday in the wake of an apparent attack by Iraqi security forces on a group of Iranian dissidents protected by the United States.
The dissidents, the People’s Mujahedeen, live in Camp Ashraf, a 14-square mile settlement in northern Iraq near the border with Iran. According to the dissidents, Iraqi security forces opened fire on residents of the camp late Thursday and early Friday, killing more than a dozen. The reports could not be independently confirmed.
But the United States, which has been trying to keep control of tensions here before all American troops pull out at the end of this year, was confident enough of the reports to have Mr. Gates make a statement to reporters."