Emails between DOD Officials re: Death of two detainees after incident at Abu Ghraib

Email includes a press release entitled "Abu Ghraib fight leaves 2 detainees dead, 5 wounded." It provides that a fight broke out among detainees at the Abu Ghraib detention facility on August 18, 2004 at about 5:45 AM, it was reported that guards observed a large group of detainees attacking another detainee using rocks and tent poles. In an attempt to disperse the group, the guards used non-lethal rounds, however, when the non-lethal rounds failed to quell the disturbance, the guards resorted to lethal force, which left two dead and five wounded.

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Email
Doc_date: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
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From: OL OCPA Sent: 111111111 ugust18, 2004 11:12 AM To: OL PMG (._ ia ) (6 ) - 'z Subject: FW: Abu Gharib Incident (UNCLASSIFIED)
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Sent: Wednesday, August 1B, 2004 11:10 AM
To: AOC/CAT Public Affairs (UAASAPA) Army G3
Subject: FW: Abu Gharib Incident (UNCLASSIFIED)
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

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Sir: Release from MNC-I on disturbance this morning:
MNF-I PUBLIC AFFAIRS
COALITION PRESS INFORMATION CENTER
BAGHDAD, Iraq
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Aug. 18, 2004
Release 040818
Abu Ghraib fight leaves 2 detainees dead, 5 wounded
BAGHDAD -A fight that broke out among detainees at the Abu Ghraib detention facility early this
morning resulted in the death of two detainees, with five others wounded.
The altercation among the detainees broke out at about 5:45 a.m., when guards observed a large group of security detainees attacking another detainee using rocks and:tent poles. Guards attempted to intervene with verbal warnings, but the situation continued to escalate and the number of detainees involved swelled to over 200, resulting in the use of non-lethal rounds to disperse.the group. When this failed to quell the situation and it was determined that:a detainee's life was still at risk, lethal force was authorized, and the situation was brought under control.
Medical assistance was immediately provided on site and at the detention hospital. The circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation.
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4505
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