CID Report Executive Summary: 0147-04-CID013-64389

Email with an executive summary of an investigation into allegations in a May 2004 Playboy article entitled "Death and Dishonor". Soldiers quoted in the article alleged that soldiers assigned to the 1/15th Infantry Battalion had, among other things, raped Iraqi women while on patrol and while guarding a mall in Baghdad, shot an unarmed Iraqi while he was fleeing, hog-tied him and physically assaulted him, mistreated EPWs [enemy prisoners of war] while in custody; indiscriminately shot unarmed civilian women and children; and shot wounded Iraqi soldiers.

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Investigative File
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Monday, April 19, 2004
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Monday, April 4, 2005
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19 Apr 04
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
JO ALLEGATIONS OF WAR CRIMES - UNKNOWN LOCATIONS, IRAQ [USACIDC]: _Self­initiated. On 15 Apr 04, at the request of the commander, 3d Bde, 3d Inf Div, Ft Benning,
GA, CID initiated a criminal investigation into allegations that various Soldiers of the 1/15th
Inf, 3d Bde, committed numerous war crimes against Iraqi nationals while deployed in Iraq.
The allegations appear in the May 2004 issue of Playboy magazine in an article titled "Death
and Dishonor." The article contains allegations, to include, but not limited to, that Soldiers
raped Iraqi females while the Soldiers were on patrol and while guarding a mall in Baghdad;
shot an unarmed Iraqi national in the leg while he was fleeing, "hog-tied" him and then threw
him into a Bradley Fighting Vehicle where several Soldiers physically assaulted him;
mistreated EPWs while in custody; committed rules of engagement violations by shooting at
unarmed civilian vehicles occupied by local Iraqi civilian women and children; shot wounded
Iraqi soldiers; and committed larceny and other misconduct violations. Investigation
continues by Army CID to either substantiate or disprove the allegations.

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