Al Khalis District

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Al-Khalis District
Country Iraq
GovernorateDiyala Governorate
Time zoneUTC+3 (AST)

Al Khalis District, Khalis or Al Khales is one of the six districts of Diyala Governorate in Iraq. Its main population center is the village of the same name. The village of Al Khalis is roughly 15 kilometers (9 mi) north of Baqubah.

The Khalis District houses the terrorist organization,[1][2] the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI, MEK, MKO) in Camp Ashraf. They are currently being protected by the U.S. military and Bulgarian Army, on Forward Operating Base Grizzly. Ashraf City residents are all considered as "protected persons," under the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Towns and villages in the district[edit]


  1. ^ "Council Common Position 2005/847/Cfsp" (PDF). Official Journal of the European Union. L. 314: 44. 2005.
  2. ^ "Chapter 6 -- Terrorist Organizations". US Department of State. 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-15.