Marine Corps Memo re: Inquiry into Alleged Detainee Abuse by the Marine Corps 24th MEU (SOC), Iraq

During a raid, jointly conducted by U.S. Marine Corps personnel with the 24th MEU (SOC) and Iraqi National Guards (INGs), a weapons cache was found. It was alleged that ING personnel slapped the owner of the home during an interrogation and shot at him with AK-47. They (ING) also struck him with the butt and barrel of rifle approx. 20 times. The home owner was treated for a broken bones, contusions & abrasions on arms, chest and legs. The detainee denied that Americans were involved, but that they were close by and could see what was happening. The Marine stated that he “immediately notified his superiors of the incident.” One Marine states “the issue of ING beating prisoners has come up before. They (USMC) will get prisoners from ING who’ve been beaten”.

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Investigative File
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Friday, September 24, 2004
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UNIT= STATES MARINE CORPS
1st Marine Division (Rein)
UIC 40120
FPO AP 96426-0120

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SEP 2 4 2004

FIRST ENDORSEMENT on (b)(7)(C) PI of 4 August 2004
From: Commanding General, 1" Marine Division (Rein)
To:.

Commanding Officer, Battalion Landing Team 1/2
Via: Commanding Officer, 24 Marine Expeditionary Unit (SOC) -

Subj: RESULTS OF PRELIMINARY INQUIRY INTO THE CIRCUMSTANCES
SURROUNDING DETAINEE ABUSE BY ING PERSONNEL DURING A RAID
CONDUCTED BY MEMBERS OF 24" MEU(SOC) ON 26 AUGUST 2004 IN
THE VICINITY OF 38S MB 43004365

1.
Readdressed and forwarded. The findings of the
Investigating Officer are approved.

2.
I concur with the Investigating Officer's finding that this
incident revealed a weakness in how we operate with Iraqi
Security Forces on joint missions. Our Marines must be certain
of their responsibilities under the law of war with respect to
the handling and interrogation of detainees in our custody. In
this case, while ING personnel conducted the interrogation, we
maintained custody, and therefore the responsibility to ensure
the detainee's protection. In this responsibility, we failed.
The Commanding Officer, Battalion Landing Team 1/2 will ensure
that his Marines are fully aware of the.

Marine Division
policy and procedures on detainee handling as outlined in
Division Frago 0139-04. We will not allow Iraqi Security Forces
to "bend the rules," when it comes to interrogation of
detainees.

3. Additionally, all commanding officers must reemphasize our duty under the 1003V ROE which states that Coalition. Forces are authorized to use reasonable force against individuals or groups of individuals who commit, or are about to commit, an act that
is likely to cause death or serious bodily harm to another. So.

long as the security situation permits, I expect all Marines to
take all necessary steps to stop the abuse of detainees by ISF
personnel.

[ UMSC 1ST MARDIV ( is)]
Subj: RESULTS OF PRELIMINARY INQUIRY INTO THE CIRCUMSTANCES
SURROUNDING DETAINEE ABUSE BY ING PERSONNEL DURING A RAID
CONDUCTED BY MEMBERS OF 24 TH MEU(SOC) ON 26 AUGUST 2004 IN
THE VICINITY OF 38S MB 43004365

4. No further investigation is ordered, and this investigation
is closed.

R. F. NATONSKI

Copy to:
1MarDiv SJA
1MarDiv ISF
I MEF SJA
File

DOD JUNE 1188
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
1ST MARINE DIVISION (REIN)
UIC 40120

FPO AP 96426-0120

IN REPLY REFER TO:
5830

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From: Staff Judge Advocate
TO:.

Commanding General, 1" Marine Division (Rein)
Via:.

Chief of Staff

Subj: RESULTS OF PRELIMINARY INQUIRY INTO THE CIRCUMSTANCES
SURROUNDING DETAINEE ABUSE BY ING PERSONNEL DURING A RAID
CONDUCTED BY MEMBERS OF 24" MEU(SOC) ON 26 AUGUST 2004 IN
THE VICINITY OF 38 MB 43004365

Executive Summary: During the early morning of 26 August 2004,
2" Platoon, A Company, BLT 1/2, Force Recon platoon from the 24 th

MEU(SOC), a two man HET team, an Engineer detachment and a detachment of Delta Company, 60th ING Battalion conducted a raid on three target houses in the vicinity of 38S B 4300 Captured at the site of Target House Alpha was.one of two whil‘c , brothers listed on the BLT 1/2 target list. Site exploitation of the immediate area around the house led to the discovery of several weapons caches. HET questioned L 1 (7 , (C ) at the scene on the source and contents of the caches.
1. Saed later led Force Recon to another weapons cache site
approximately 25m behind the house. This cache was located on
the opposite side of the house from where the other caches were
discovered earlier. HET questioned Saed on the contents and
source of this cache. While the materials
from the cache The Delta Company, ING CO, (b)(7)(C)
approached.1(0

and took him approximately.

from the cac e si to a small copse of trees. (b)(7)(C)
stionin•and taking notes. Perio• ca y, oD q 7
would slap in the face while he was

uestioning him. Soon erea ter, one of the HET Marines

heard a sound and turned to see
remove t e magazine from his AK-47 rifle and eject the round
from the chamber.

then struck (b)(/gC).
round with b th the barrel and butt stock of his rifle.
continued to question .-to strike

2. (b)(7)(C).as he lay on the

(b)(7)(C) in
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e when he was uncooperative.
interrogated.minutes an s ruc

for approximately 30.
with his rifle approximately 10 - 20 times. Although partially

Subj: RESULTS OF PRELIMINARY INQUIRY INTO THE CIRCUMSTANCES
SURROUNDING DETAINEE ABUSE BY ING PERSONNEL DURING A RAID
CONDUCTED BY MEMBERS OF THE 24TH MEU(SOC) ON 26 AUGUST 2004
IN THE VICINITY OF 38$ MB 4300 4365

obstructed from general view by the trees, Marines at the cache
site could observe the interrogation and beating.

3.
During 0(7)(C).interrogation, admitted that he, along with others, had participated in ACF AIF activities and identified some of his associates. ( 1)4 7 )(C) then dispatched some of his troops to other locations which resulted in the capture of three additional male detainees. along with these three other detainees were loaded into alltrbacked HMMVV and transported to Camp Iskandariyah. Upon arrival, they were taken to the Delta Company, ING Headquarters.

4.
Upon return, (b)(7)(C) reported to the BLT S-2 and briefed him on the raid and that one of the detainees had been beaten by ING personnel. The HET SNCOIC soon thereafter departed for the Delta Company ING Headquarters and returned with.and the three other detainees. All four detainees were ater transported to the Regional Detention Facility (RDF) a am K lsu. U on arrival, HET personnel at

DF observed.and notified the MEU surgeon.
7 , c., as treated or a ro cen arm/wrist, broken nose, cracked

•s, and contusions and abrasions on his arms, chest and legs. HET then interrogated him and he revealed that he had been beaten by ING personnel while being interrogated at the house. 0-enied that any American participated in the interrogation,
)1C7H.C)•
ut stated that several Americans were in close proximity and

could observe what was happening.
5. When questioned bxtheRIAT team, (0( 7 )(C) indicated
that he had releasedllillito cene. Both he and the
other member of the HET team, acknowledged that they
could observe what was happening. was admittedly

uncomfortable once he observed the interrogation but did not

know what to do. He indicated that he asked his inte

he cou overhear. andc

what was being said between.rlla
He also stated that it is commonly known that ING
beat detainees during their interrogation.

6. The.recalled

Recon platoon commander, (b)(7)(C) seeingprior to departure from the objective and seeing drie.' ' ce. Based on his earlier conversation with HET,.knew that ING had interrogated.
and in
his words 'taken the boots to him". However,
stated that he did not observe the interrogation take place as
he and his Marines were busy assisting the Engineers with site

2

.

Subj: RESULTS OF PRELIMINARY INQUIRY INTO THE CIRCUMSTANCES
SURROUNDING DETAINEE ABUSE BY ING PERSONNEL DURING A RAID
CONDUCTED BY MEMBERS OF THE 24Th MEU(SOC) ON 26 AUGUST 2004
IN THE VICINITY OF 385 MB 4300 4365

exploitatid removal of the caches. He did note that he

later saw.ground with his hands folded behind

lying o.
his head. He also saw.

walk to the vehicle on his own with
his arms flex-cuffed behind his back and therefore did not
believe that.

was seriously injured. Prior to departure,
radioed to the MEU and passed that they were
return ng w.

our male detainees and four female detainees.
He also advised that one of the male detainees had been roughed
up by the ING. The MEU S-3 relayed that if the ING had captured
or questioned the detainee, ING assumed control of the detainee
and should take him to their Headquarters.

7.
Both (b)(7)(C).and (b)(7)(C).acknowledged that
their responsibilities are unclear when detainees are captured
and turned over to ING personnel on.scene. In addition, both
were unsure what authority they had to intervene and use force,
if necessary, to prevent an assault by one Iraqi upon another.
Both suggested that clarification on both these issues would
help in future operations conducted with ISF personnel.

8.
While HET may have acquiesced to ING interrogating ; C

C there was no actual release of custody. The ING detail
was integrated with our forces and under our tactical control.

The 'NG were transported in our vehicles and the remained on

scene throughout the operation. Therefore, (b) ( 7)(C) remained
in our custody throughout the raid. He was not ree o leave

and he remained subject to our control. In addition, the

interrogation occurred in the presence of both HET Marines and

, likely was observed by members of either Force Recon platoon or 2 nd Platoon, A Company. We were obligated to ensure his safety and protect him from harm, to include the use of force, if necessary.
9. Recommendation: Recommend issuing further guidance on
detainee handling while participating in joint operations with
ISF. In addition, recommend briefing all ING commanders in our
AOR on 1" Marine Division standards and procedures for detainee
handling and interrogation and that all ISF forces must adhere
to our standards if they are to participate in joint operations.
No disciplinary action is recommended. No further investigation
is necessary.

(b)(7)(C)
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RECONNAISSANCE (FORCE) AND DELTA COMPANY FROM IRAQI NATIONAL GUARD
(ING). ALPHA COMPANY AND ING SET OP BLOCKING POSITIONS WHILE FORCE
ENTERED AND CLEARED THE SITE. 30 INDIVIDUALS CONSISTING OF MEN AND
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TER AND NIGHT VISION GOGGLES. HE IDENTIFIED HIMSELF AS
0.),L'i ¦ C! . FORCE BROUGHT IN AN IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE FOUN

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N POSITIONS. AGAIN, FORCE ALONG WITH.WERE LEAD WITH
TO A THIRD AND FOURTH SITE WHERE NOT.ONE WAS FOUND.
EY WERE GONE I STAYED TO QUESTION THE FEMALES WHILE ENGINEERS

SEARCHED THE FIELDS AROUND THE ROUSE. BY THE TIME FORCE RETURNED ENGINEE RED NUMEROUS SITES WHERE WEAPONS AND AMMONIT/ONS WERE BURIED. RIMIALSO LED THE RAID FORCE TO ADDITI• ERE WEAPONS,.RTARS AND DE CORD WAS BURIED. q.0
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5. AFTER MANY HOURS OF SEARCHING THE PREMISES, DOD ARRIVED TO EXPLODE
ORDINANCE FOR THE RAID FORCE TO RETURN TO FOB /sKANDARTYAH. THE RAID FORCE BROUGHT IN NUMEROUS RIFLES, MACHINE GUNS, GRENADES, MORTARS,
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'7 , at the base of the tree and conversed. The distance between us prevented me
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9/1/2004
DOD JUNE 1209
DODDON000947

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UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS.
COUNTERINTELLIGENcE/HUMINT COMPANY
1ST TNTELLIGENCE BATTALION
I MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, HEADQUARTERS GROUP
I NARTNE EXPEDITIONARY FOROB ERF. Dm 42498
FPO AP 96426-249B

27 AUG 2004
.

TO: 24 MEU

.

FROM: 0211/USMC

SOBJ: STATEMENT OF AUGUST 26, 2004 RAID NORTH OF RASWAH, IZ

1. AT APPROXIMATELY 0330, ON THE MORNING OF AUGUST 26, 2004, A RAID

WAS CONDUCTED BY ALPHA COMPANY (A/C0) FIRST BATTALION SECOND MARINES
(1/2), SECOND FORCE RECONNAISSANCE (FORCE). AND DELTA COMPANY OF THE
IRAQI NATIONAL GUARD (ING). A TWO MEMBER HDMINT EXPLOITATION TEAM,
FORWARD AIR CONTROL ELEMENT AND COMBAT ENGINEERS TEAM WERE ATTACHED TO
A/CO FOR SUPPORT. THE PURPOSE OF THIS RAID WAS TO CONDUCT A CORDON AND
SEARCH OF RESIDENCES IN THE VICINITY //MGRS: 38S MB 43004365/I, IZ AND
DETAIN FOUR INDIVIDUALS LISTED ON THE AUTOMATIC APPREHENSION LIST.

2. UPON ARRIVAL AT THE TARGET LOCATION, FORCE ENTERED THE PREMISES AND
SECURED APPROXIMATELY 16 UNKNOWN INDIVIDUALS. AFTER SECURING THE
INDIVIDUALS FORCE MOVED THEM INTO THE COURT YARD OF TARGET HOUSE ALPHA.
FIVE MALES WERE SEPARATED FROM THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND PLACE ALONG
THE COURT YARD WALL. FORCE THEN BEGAN SEARCHING THE RESIDENCE. ONCE
THE AREA WAS SECURED ELEMENTS FROM THE COMBAT ENGINEERS AND HET MOVE ON
THE OBJECTIVE TO BEGIN EXPLOITATION.

HE INDIVIDUALS FROM TARGET HOUSE ALPHA, WHILE
VED TO TARGET HOUSE BRAVO TO BEGIN
EXPLOITATION. T.

H QUESTIONING IT BECAME APPARENT THAT THE DETAINED
INDIVIDUALS WERE NOT THE TARGET INDIVIDUALS. :41 /A , ONE OF THE
UNKNOWN INDIVIDUALS KNEW THE LOCATION OF THE.

FAMILY, WHICH WAS
THE LAST NAME OF THE TWO SHOT.• APPREHENSION LIST.

•4-).
I RELAYED THIS INFORMATION •.OF FORCE. .THE INDIVIDUAL
AGREED TO TAKE US TO THE.-al

FAMILY RESIDENCE. I ACC.
E VEHICLE AND PROCEED TO MOVE TO GRID

FAMILY RESIDENCE FORCE ENTERED THE
RESIDENCE TO SECURE THE AREA FOR EXPLOITATION. ONCE THE STRUCTURE HAD
BEEN CLEARED, I ENTERED TO BEGIN EXPLOITATION OF ANY INDIVIDUALS
DETAINED. IN THE HOUSE I FOUND TWO FEMALES HIDING IN THE NORTH WESTERN
ROOM OF THE HOUSE WHILE TWO OTHER FEMALES WERE HIDING OUTSIDE THE REAR
OF THE STRUCTURE. FORCE DETAINED ONE MALE HIDING UNDER A BLANKET ON
THE ROOF OF THE STRUCTURE AND BROUGHT HIM DOWN FOR QUESTIONING. THE
MALE HAD ONE PAIR OF NIGHT VISION GOGGLES (NVG) AND THE OUTER PLASTIC
CASING FOR ONE FLARE.

4.
UPON ARRIVAL AT THE.

5.
I BEGAN QUESTIONING THE INDIVIDUAL WHILE FORCE CONTINUED TO SEARCH
IN AND AROUND THE STR.V/DUAL LIED ABOULAU.IDENTITY
CLAIMING HIS NAME WAS.D NO ONE NAMEDIIIIIIILIVES AT
THIS LOCATION. FORCE THEN SHOWED THE INDIVIDUAL AN IMPROVISED
EXPLOSIVE DEVICE (IED) AND DETONATION CORD FOUND NEAR THE STRUCTURE.
TRE INDIVIDUAL CLAIMED TO USE THE EXPLOSIVES FOR FISHING
ELSE. BE CLAIMED TO ET THE EXPLOSIVES FROM HIS NEIGHBORS

, WHO WERE ALSO LISTED ON THE AUTOMATIC
APPREHENSION LIST. WHEN A CO AND ING ARRIVED AT THE SECOND LOCATION
AND BEGAN EXPLOITATION OF THE SURROUNDING AREA. I INFORMED•FORCE THAT
THE INDIVIDUAL KNEW THE LOCATIONS OF THE OTHERS ON THE AUTOMATIC

DOD JUNE 1210
APPREHENSION LIST AND THE LOCATION OF THE EXPLOSIVES SUPPLIER.

H TEE INDIVIDUAL AND MYSELF, MOVED TO THE RESIDENCE OF

, BUT FOUND THE STRUCTURE DESERTED. THE INDIVIDUAL
STATED THAT THEY MUST HAVE RUN AWAY WHEN COALITION FORCES ARRIVED, BUT
ANOTHER HODS.TRR OF EXPLOSIVES. WE MOVED TO THE
RESIDENCE OF.BUT FOUND THAT IT TO HAD ALSO BEEN
DESERTED. A YOUNG BOY AND GIRL WERE ALL THAT REMAINED AT THE
RESIDENCE. THEY CONFIRMED THAT THE MALES LIVING IN THE HOUSE LEFT AT
APPROXIMATELY 0500 IN THE MORNING BUT WOULD NOT SAY WHY. WE THEN
DECIDED THAT THE INDIVIDUAL WAS LEADING US WAY FROM HIS RESIDENCE AND
RETURNED TO MGRS: 38S MB 4229044214, IZ.

7. UPON RETURNING TO THE RESIDENCE WE WERE INFORMED THAT THE ENGINEERS
HAD DISCOVERED A WEAPONS CACHE APPROXIMATELY 100 FEET WEST OF THE
RESIDENCE ALONG THE CANAL. I ESCORTED THE INDIVIDUAL TO THE WEAPONS
CACHES FOR QUESTIONING. ONE OF THE STORAGE DEVISE WAS A PLAS.

0—
GALLON DRUM THAT WAS SEALED WITH A METAL CLAMP. I INSTRUCTEDIIINITO
OPEN THE DRUM TO REVEAL ITS CONTENTS. WHILE 1,1INEERS CONTINUED TO
FIND MORE CACHES ALONG THE CANAL, I QUESTIONED.

ABOUT OTHER STORAGE
LOCATIONS. HE THEN LEAD US TO A CACHES APPROXIMATELY 150 FEET NORTH OF
THE RESIDENCE. ALL OF THE CACHES FOUND WERE ON THE PROPERTY LINE10.
BETWEEN FARMS, BUT ALL THE TRAILS LEADING TO THE CACHES WERE FROM
HOUSE. NO TRAILS TO OTHER HOUSES WERE FOUND.

8. AT THIS.D BEGAN

, ING ARRIVED AT THE
QUESTIONING.REAL NAME WAS.AND HIS BROTHER
FLIP, AREA AT APPROXIMAT LY 4 WHEN HE HEARD THE
COALITION FORCES ENTERING THE FIRST RESIDENCE.
STAT •^ THAT E GROUP LIVING IN THE AREA WAS LED BY AN INDIVIDUAL NAMED
LIVES IN THE RESIDENCE DIRECTLY WEST OF

D LIVE IN THE H• 34-1FloAres , .ING THE
AREA AND ARE MEMBERS OF THIS GROUP. THIS GROUP OF ONCE LIVED
IN JURF AS SURER, BUT RECENTLY MOVED TO THIS AREA. TTED THAT
HE AND THIS GROUP ATTACK COALITION FORCES WHENEVER LE AND THAT
THE GROUP HAS KILLED POLICE OFFICERS IN HASW ISKANDARIYAH. AT
THIS POINT, BASED ON INFORMATION ADMITTED BY THE LARGE NUMBER
OF WEAPONS FOUND AT HIS RESIDENCE, ING DETAINED AND MOVED TO A
LOCATION.THIN INDIVIDUALS

IMATELY FIVE HUNDRED METERS WEST
NAMED BYMEAS MEMBERS OF HIS CELL.

9. WHEN INC HEARD THAT OTHER INDIVIDUALS LIVING NEST or111111Orm
INVOLVED THEY DISPATCHED SONE SOLDIERS TO SEARCH THE RESIDENCE. THEY
RETURNED APPROXIMATELY THIRTY MINUTES LATER WITH 3 INDIVIDUALS.
COALITION FORCES DID NOT HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO QUESTION THE

¦ INDIVIDUALS PRIOR TO LEAVING THE AREA. WHILE ING QUESTIONEJIIIIITHE ENGINEERS CONTINUED TO FIND MORE WEAPONS CACHES TO INCLUDE AIRCRAFT WEAPONS MOUNT WITH TWO BARRELS. AN INITIAL LIST OF ITEMS FOUND IN AND AROUND TOE UMRAN RESIDENCE IS AS FOLLOWS:
A. 132 107MM ROCKETS

B. 128 ROCKET PROPELLED GRENADES

C. 23 RIFLE GRENADES

D. 7 125MM ROCKETS

E. 3 GRENADES

F. 7 5714M ROCKETS

G. 2 120MM MORTARS

H. 28 ELECTRIC CAPS

I. 1,000 FEET OF DETONATION CORD

J. 1 89MM ROCKET

K. 'N/A MULTIPLE REMOTE DEVISES

L. N/A ELECTRICAL WIRE

H. N/A BATTERIES

DOD JUNE 1211

WELDING TOOLS

N. N/A.

0. N/A.

BOOK ON ORDINANCE

AK-47 ASSAULT RIFLES WITH AMMUNITION

P. N/A.

DRAGANOFF SNIPER RIFLES WITH AMMUNITION

O. N/A.

VARIETY OF MACHINE GUNS WITH AMMUNITION

R. N/A.

10. AT THIS TIME AN EXPLOSIVE ORDINANCE DISPOSAL MOD) T
VED TO.

Y THE ORDINANCE FOUND AT THIS LOCATION..

D I RETURNED TO OUR VEHICLE TO AWAIT DETONATION OF
THE EXPLOSIVE ORDINATES. ALL RIFLES AND AMMUNITION WAS TURNED OVER TO
THE ING.

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COONTERENTELLIGENCE/HDMINT COMPANY
18T INTELLIGENCE BATTALION
I MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, HEADQUARTERS GROUP
I MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE 114.F, OTC 42498
FPO AP 96426-2498

27 AUG 2004

TO:.

COMMANDIN OFFICER ELT 1 2, 24 MEU
FROM:.0211/USMC

SIM: STATEMENT OF CAPTURE FOR 0 qf

I. AT APPROXIMATELY 0330, ON THE MORNING OF AUGUST 26, 2004, A RAID
WAS CONDUCTED BY ALPHA COMPANY (A/C0) FIRST BATTALION SECOND MARINES
(1/2), SECOND FORCE RECONNAISSANCE (FORCE), AND DELTA COMPANY OF THE
IRAQI NATIONAL GUARD (IMG). A TWO MEMBER HUMINT EXPLOITATION TEAM,
FORWARD AIR CONTROL ELEMENT AND COMBAT ENGINEERS TEAM WERE ATTACHED TO
A/CO FOR SUPPORT. THE PURPOSE OF THIS RAID .AND
SEARCH OF RESIDENCES IN THE VICINITY.AND
DETAIN FOUR INDIVIDUALS LISTED ON THE AUTOMATIC APPREHENSION LIST.

2. UPON ARRIVAL AT THE TARGET LOCATION, FORCE ENTERED THE PREMISES AND
SECURED APPROXIMATELY 16 UNKNOWN INDIVIDUALS. AFTER SECURING THE
INDIVIDUALS FORCE MOVED THEM INTO THE COURT YARD OF TARGET HOUSE ALPHA.
FIVE MALES WERE SEPARATED FROM THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND PLACE ALONG
THE COURT YARD WALL. FORCE THEN BEGAN SEARCHING THE RESIDENCE. ONCE
THE AREA WAS SECURED ELEMENTS FROM THE COMBAT ENGINEERS AND HET MOVE ON
THE OBJECTIVE TO BEGIN EXPLOITATION.

HE INDIVIDUALS FROM TARGET HOUSE ALPHA, WHILE

VED TO TARGET HOUSE BRAVO TO BEGIN

EXPLOITATION. THROUGH QUESTIONING IT BECAME APPARENT THAT THE DETAINED
INDIVIDUALS WERE NOT THE TARGET INDIVIDUALS..

VER, ONE OF THE
UNKNOWN INDIVIDUALS.TION OF THE.

FAMILY,
THE LAST NAME OF
I RELAYED THIS IN.F FORC . THE INDIVIDUAL
AGREED TO TAKE US TO THE.

FAMILY RESIDENCE. I ACCOMPANIED HIM IN
THE SACK OF A FORCE VENT.

PROCEED TO MOVE TO GRID IIMONNIFV*40/
4124,944,214110'71,* /

4. UPON ARRIVAL AT THE.
FAMILY RESIDENCE FORCE ENTERED THE RESIDENCE TO SECURE THE AREA FOR EXPLOITATION. ONCE THE STRUCTURE HAD BEEN CLEARED, I ENTERED TO BEGIN EXPLOITATION OF ANY INDIVIDUALS DETAINED. IN THE HOUSE I FOUND TWO FEMALES HIDING IN THE NORTH WESTERN ROOM OF THE HOUSE WHILE TWO OTHER FEMALES WERE HIDING OUTSIDE TRE REAR OF THE STRUCTURE. FORCE DETAINED ONE MALE RIDING UNDER A BLANKET ON THE ROOF OF THE STRUCTURE AND BROUGHT HIM DOWN FOR QUESTIONING. THE MALE HAD ONE PAIR OF NIGHT VISION GOGGLES (NVG) AND THE OUTER PLASTIC CASING FOR ONE FLARE.
5. I BEGAN QUESTIONING THE INDIVIDUAL WHILE FORCE CONTINUED TO SEARCH
IN AND AROUND THE STR.VIDUAL LIED.DENTITY
CLAIMING HIS NAME WAS.AND NO ONE NAMED.

LIVES AT
THIS LOCATION. FORCE THEN SHOWED THE INDIVIDUAL AN IMPROVISED
EXPLOSIVE DEVICE (IED) AND DETONATION CORD FOUND NEAR THE STRUCTURE.
THE INDIVIDUAL CLAIMED TO USE THE EXPLOSIVES FOR FISHING

FROM HIS NEIGHBOR:WWI

WHO WERE ALSO LISTED ON THE AUTOMATIC APPREHENSION LIST. WHEN A CO AND IMG ARRIVED AT THE SECOND LOCATION AND BEGAN EXPLOITATION OF THE SURROUNDING AREA. I.THAT THE INDIVIDUAL KNEW THE LOCATIONS OF THE OTHERS ON
DOD JUNE 1213

APPREHENSION LIST AND THE LOCATION OF THE EXPLOSIVES SUPPLIER.

H THE INDIVIDUAL AND MYSELF, MOVED TO THE RESIDENCE OF

, BUT FOUND THE STRUCTURE DESERTED. THE INDIVIDUAL

STATED THAT THEY MUST HAVE RUN AWAY WHEN COALITION FORCES ARRIVED, BUT

ANOTHER HOUS.A OF EXPLOSIVES. WE MOVED TO THE

RESIDENCE OF.BUT FOUND THAT IT TO HAD ALSO BEEN

DESERTED. A YOUNG BOY AND GIRL WERE ALL THAT REMAINED AT THE

RESIDENCE. THEY CONFIRMED THAT THE MALES LIVING IN THE HOUSE LEFT AT

APPROXIMATELY 0500 IN THE MORNING BUT WOULD NOT SAY WRY. WE THEN

DECIDED THAT THE INDIVIDUAL WAS LEADING US WAY FROM HIS RESIDENCE AND

RETURNED TO MGRS: 38S MB 4229044214, IE.

7.
UPON RETURNING TO THE RESIDENCE WE WERE INFORMED THAT THE ENGINEERS
HAD DISCOVERED A WEAPONS CACHE APPROXIMATELY 100 FEET WEST OF THE
RESIDENCE ALONG THE CANAL. I ESCORTED THE INDIVIDUAL TO THE WEAPONS
CACHES FOR QUESTIONING. ONE OF THE STORAGE DEVISE WAS A PLAST C 50-
GALLON DRUM THAT WAS SEALED WITH A METAL CLAMP. I INSTRUCTE
OPEN THE DRUM TO REVEAL ITS CONTENTS. WHILE THE ENGINEERS CONTINUED TO
FIND MORE CACHES ALONG THE CANAL, I QUESTIONED ALI ABOUT OTHER STORAGE
LOCATIONS. RE THEN LEAD US TO A CACHES APPROXIMATELY 150 FEET NORTH OF
THE RESIDENCE. ALL OF THE CACHES FOUND WERE ON THE PROPERTY LINE"...
BETWEEN FARMS, BUT ALL THE TRAILS LEADING TO THE CACHES WERE FROM
HOUSE. NO TRAILS TO OTHER HOUSES WERE FOUND.

8.
AT THIS.D BEGAN

, ING ARRIVED AT THE S.

UESTIONING.REAL NAME WAS AND HIS BROTHER

FLED THE AREA AT APPROX E.
EN HE HEARD THE
EXPLOSIONS FROM COALITION FORCES ENTERING THE FIRST RESIDENCE.
STAT D THAT THE GROUP LIVING IN THE AREA WAS LED BY.

DIV DUAL NAMED

LIVES IN THE RESIDENCE DIRECTLY WEST OF.HOUSE.

LIVE IN THE NOUS.UNDING THE

THIS GROUP OF- ABI ONCE LIVED

IN JURE* AS SUHKR, BUT RECENTLY MOVED TO THIS AREA..ITTED THAT

HE AND THIS GROUP ATTACK COALITION FORCES WHENEVER PO S LE AND THAT
THE GROUP HAS KILLED POLICE OFFICERS IN HASW.

1111MADM

/SKANDARIYAH. AT
THIS POINT, BASED ON INFORMATION ADMITTED BY.

AND THE LARGE NUMBER
OF WEAPONS FOUND AT HIS RESIDENCE, ING DETAINE1 111111AND.MOVED TO A
LOCATION APPROXIMATELY FIVE HUNDRED METERS WEST TO DETAIN INDIVIDUALS
NAMED B'. AS MEMBERS OF HIS CELL.

9. WHEN ING HEARD THAT OTHER INDIVIDUALS LIVING WEST OF WERE
INVOLVED THEY DISPATCHED SOME SOLDIERS TO SEARCH THE RESIDENCE.
RETURNED APPROXIMATELY THIRTY MINUTES LATER WITH 3 INDIVIDUALS.'

AS A MEMBER

.

FORCE OP-.JAMCIIWOCIUM..:Y.Tv 1 '41, -• IYAH. THE IRAQI NATIONAL GUARD DETAINED.ON INFORMATION GAINED FROM COALITION FORCES NEVER QUESTIONED WAS TURNED OVER TO COALITION FORCES UPON REQUEST A ER RETURNING. THE
TO CAMP ISKANDARIYAH. WHILE ING QUESTIONED
ENGINEERS CONTINUED TO FIND MORE WEAPONS CACHES TO INCLUDE AN ANTI
AIRCRAFT WEAPONS MOUNT WITH TWO BARRELS. AN INITIAL LIST OF ITEMS
FOUND IN AND AROUND.THE UMRAN RESIDENCE IS AS FOLLOWS:

A. 132 107MM ROCKETS

B. 128 ROCKET PROPELLED GRENADES

C. 23 RIFLE GRENADES

D. 7 125MM ROCKETS

E. 3 GRENADES
F. 7 57MM ROCKETS

G. 2 120MM MORTARS

H. 18 ELECTRIC CAPS

I. 1,000 FEET OF DETONATION CORD

.

;rro 1;0 5(4—
J. 1.

89MM ROCKET

K. N/A.

MULTIPLE REMOTE DEVISES

L. N/A.

ELECTRICAL WIRE

M. N/A.

BATTERIES

N. N/A.

WELDING TOOLS

O. N/A.

BOOK ON ORDINANCE

P. N/A.

AK-47 ASSAULT RIFLES WITH AMMUNITION

Q. N/A.

DRAGANOFF SNIPER RIFLES WITH AMMUNITION

R. N/A.

VARIETY OF MACHINE GUNS WITH AMMUNITION

10. AT THIS TIME AN EXPLOSIVE ORDINANCE DISPOSAL (SOD) T .SU
THE ORDINANCE FOUND AT THIS LOCATION.
AND I RETURNED TO OUR VEHICLE TO AWAIT DETONATION OF

THE EXPLOSIVE ORDINATES. ALL RIFLES AND AMMUNITION WAS TURNED OVER TO
THE ING.

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UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
COUNTERINTELL/GENCl/HOWINT COMPANY
IST INTELLIGENCE BATTALION
I MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, HEADQUARTERS GROUP
I MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE nor, UIC 42498
FPO AP 96426-2498

27 AUG 2004

COMMANDING OFFICER BLT 1/2, 24 NEU
FROM: 1.11 L. 0211/USMC

TO:.

MIRY: STATEMENT OF CAPTURE FOR (1:, )
1. AT APPROXIMATELY 0330, ON THE MORNING OF AUGUST 26, 2004, A RAID

WAS CONDUCTED BY ALPHA COMPANY (A/CO) FIRST BATTALION SECOND MARINES
(1/2), SECOND FORCE RECONNAISSANCE (FORCE), AND DELTA COMPANY OF THE
IRAQI NATIONAL GUARD (ING). A TWO MEMBER HOMINT EXPLOITATION TEAM,
FORWARD AIR CONTROL ELEMENT AND COMBAT ENGINEERS TEAM WERE ATTACHED TO

A/CO FOR SUPPORT. THE PURPOSE OF TH
IN THE VICINITY.SEARCH OF RESIDENCES

AND
DETAIN FOUR INDIVIDUALS LISTED ON THE AUTOMATIC APPREHENSION LIST.

2. UPON ARRIVAL AT THE TARGET LOCATION, FORCE ENTERED THE PREMISES AND
SECURED APPROXIMATELY 16 UNKNOWN INDIVIDUALS. AFTER SECURING THE
INDIVIDUALS FORCE MOVED THEM INTO THE COURT YARD OF TARGET HOUSE ALPHA.
FIVE MALES WERE SEPARATED FROM THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND PLACE ALONG
THE COURT YARD WALL. FORCE THEN BEGAN SEARCHING THE RESIDENCE. ONCE
THE AREA WAS SECURED ELEMENTS FROM THE COMBAT ENGINEERS AND RET MOVE ON
THE OBJECTIVE TO BEGIN EXPLOITATION.

HE INDIVIDUALS FROM TARGET HOUSE ALPHA, WHILE

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MOVED TO TARGET HOUSE BRAVO TO BEGIN
EXPLOITATION. T 1ROUGH QUESTIONING IT BECAME APPARENT THAT THE DETAINED
INDIVIDUALS WERE NOT THE TARGET INDIVIDUALS. HOWEVER, ONE OF THE
UNKNOWN INDIVIDU
THE LAST NAE OF
I RELAYED THIS IN RMATION TO CAPTAIN DOUGLAS OF FORCE. TEE INDIVIDUAL
AGREED TO TAKE US TO THE UMRAN FAMILY RESIDENCE. I ACC
E VEHICLE AND PROCEED TO MOVE TO GRID

4.
UPON ARRIVAL AT THEIIIIIIIAMILY RESIDENCE FORCE ENTERED THE
RESIDENCE TO SECURE THE AREA FOR EXPLOITATION. ONCE THE STRUCTURE BAD
BEEN CLEARED, I ENTERED TO BEGIN EXPLOITATION OF ANY INDIVIDUALS
DETAINED. IN THE NOOSE I FOUND TWO FEMALES HIDING IN THE NORTH WESTERN
ROOM OF THE HOUSE WHILE TWO OTHER FEMALES WERE HIDING OUTSIDE THE REAR
OF THE STRUCTURE. FORCE DETAINED ONE MALE HIDING UNDER A BLANKET ON
THE ROOF OF THE STRUCTURE AND BROUGHT HIM DOWN FOR QUESTIONING. THE
MALE HAD ONE PAIR OF NIGHT VISION GOGGLES (NVG) AND THE OUTER PLASTIC
CASING FOR ONE FLARE.

5.
I BEGAN QUESTIONING THE INDIVIDUAL WHILE FORCE CONTINUED TO SEARCH
IN AND AROUND THE STR.IVIDUAL LIED.DEWITT
CLAIMING HIS NAME WAS.AND NO ONE NAMED.

LIVES AT
THIS LOCATION. FORCE THEN SHOWED THE INDIVIDUAL AN IMPROVISED
EXPLOSIVE DEVICE (IED) AND DETONATION CORD FOUND NEAR THE STRUCTURE.
THE INDIVIDUAL CLAIMED TO USE THE EXPLOSIVES FOR FISHING.G

FROM HIS NEIGHBORS

, WHO WERE ALSO LISTED ON THE AUTOMATIC
APPREHENSION LIST. WHEN A CO AND ING ARRIVED AT THE SECOND LOCATION
AND BEGAN EXPLOITATION OF THE SURROUNDING AREA. I.THAT
THE INDIVIDUAL KNEW. THE LOCATIONS OF THE OTHERS ON

DOD JUNE 1216
APPREHENSION LIST AND THE LOCATION OF THE EXPLOSIVES SUPPLIER.

6. FORCE, WITH THE INDIVIDUAL AND MYSELF, MOVED TO THE RESIDENCE OF
BUT FOUND THE STRUCTURE DESERTED. THE INDIVIDUAL

IMPRIPIRY MUST HAVE RUN AWAY WHEN COALITION FORCES ARRIVED, BUT
ANOTHER HOUS S SO A SU FLIER OF EXPLOSIVES. WE MOVED TO THE
RESIDENCE OF.BUT FOUND THAT IT TO HAD ALSO BEEN
DESERTED. A YOUNG BOY AND GIRL WERE ALL THAT REMAINED AT THE
RESIDENCE. THEY CONFIRMED THAT THE MALES LIVING IN THE HOUSE LEFT AT
APPROXIMATELY 0500 IN THE MORNING BUT WOULD NOT SAY WHY. WE THEN
DECIDED THAT THE INDIVIDUAL WAS LEADING US WAY FROM HIS RESIDENCE AND
RETURNED TO MGRS: 385 MB 4229044214, IZ.

7. UPON RETURNING TO THE RESIDENCE WE WERE INFORMED THAT THE ENGINEERS
HAD DISCOVERED A WEAPONS CACHE APPROXIMATELY 100 FEET WEST OF THE
RESIDENCE ALONG THE CANAL. I ESCORTED THE INDIVIDUAL TO THE WEAPONS
CACHES FOR QUESTIONING. ONE OF THE STORAGE DEVISE WAS A PLASM";
GALLON DRUM THAT WAS SEALED WITH A METAL CLAMP. I INSTRUCTED
OPEN THE DRUM TO REVEAL ITS CONTENTS. WHILE THE ENGINEERS CONTINUED TO
FIND MORE CACHES ALONG THE CANAL, I QUESTIONEDIFIABOUT OTHER STORAGE
LOCATIONS. HE THEN LEAD US TO A CACHES APPROX.

..LY 150 FEET NORTH OF
THE RESIDENCE. ALL OF THE CACHES FOUND WERE ON THE PROPERTY LINES
BETWEEN FARMS, BUT ALL THE TRAILS LEADING TO THE CACHES WERE FROM
HOUSE. NO TRAILS TO OTHER HOUSES WERE FOUND.

8. AT THIS TIME, ING ARRIVED AT THE SECOND CACHES AND BEGAN

.

QUESTIONIN NAME WAS.AND HIS BROTHER

AREA AT APPRO.EN HE HEARiiiiiii

COALITION FORCES ENTERING THE FIRST RESIDENCE.

E GROUP LIVING IN THE AREA WAS LED BY.DUAL NAMED

LIVES IN THE RESIDENCE DIRECTLY WEST OF.HOUSE.

IVE IN THE HOUSES SURROUNDING THE

A.HIS GROUP OF AL-JANABI ONCE LIVED

IN JURE AS SUHKR, BUT RECENTLY MOVED TO THIS AREA. INIMDMITTED THAT

HE AND THIS GROUP ATTACK COALITION FORCES WHENEVER POSSIBLE AND THAT

THE GROUP HAS KILLED POLICE OFFICERS IN HASWAH AND ISKANDARIYAH. AT

THIS POINT, BASED ON INFORMATION ADMITTED BY.D THE LARGE NUMBER

OF WEAPONS FOUND AT HIS RESIDENCE, ING DETAINE D MOVED TO A

LOCATION APPROXIMATELY FIVE HUNDRED METERS WEST TO DETAIN INDIVIDUALS

NAMED BYIIIIIWS MEMBERS OF HIS CELL.

9. WHEN ING HEARD THAT OTHER INDIVIDUALS LIVING WEST OFINEWERE

INVOLVED THEY DISPATCHED SOME SOLDIERS TO SEARCH THE RESIDENCE. THEY
dimilimikI

URNOXMATLY THIRTY M..., .1. UALS.

IDENTIFIED AS A MEMBER
OF AN ANTI-COALITION FORCE OPERATING IN HASWAH AND ISKANDARIYAH. THE
IRAQI NATIOk . 84:• • TAINED lir INFORMATION.OM

• NIN COAL.VER QUESTIONED 7 C WAS TURNED OVER TO COALITION FORCES UPON .
t.

iEST
AFTER RETURNING TO CAMP ISKANDARIYAH. WHILE INC QUESTIONED THE
ENGINEERS CONTINUED TO FIND MORE WEAPONS CACHES TO INCLUDE AN ANTI
AIRCRAFT WEAPONS MOUNT WITH TWO BARRELS. AN INITIAL LIST OF ITEMS
FOUND IN AND AROUND THE UMRAN RESIDENCE IS AS FOLLOWS:

A. 132.

107MM ROCKETS

B. 128.

ROCKET PROPELLED GRENADES

C. 23.

RIFLE GRENADES

D. 7.

125MM ROCKETS

GRENADES

E. 3.

F. 7.

57MM ROCKETS

G. 2.

120MM MORTARS

H. 18.

ELECTRIC CAPS

I. 1,000 FEET OF DETONATION CORD

J. 1.

89MM ROCKET

K. N/A.

MULTIPLE REMOTE DEVISES

L. N/A.

ELECTRICAL WIRE

N. N/A.

BATTERIES

N. N/A.

WELDING TOOLS

O. N/A.

BOOK ON ORDINANCE

P. NJA.

AK-47 ASSAULT RIFLES WITH AMMUNITION

Q. N/A.

DRAGANOFF SNIPER RIFLES WITH AMMUNITION

R. N/A.

VARIETY OF MACHINE GUNS WITH AMMUNITION

10. AT THIS TIME AN EXPLOSIVE ORDINANCE DISPOSAL (EOD) T.U
HE ORDINANCE FOUND AT THIS LOCATION.

0 I RETURNED TO OUR VEHICLE TO AWAIT DETONATION OF
THE EXPLOSIVE ORDINATES. ALL RIFLES AND AMMUNITION WAS TURNED OVER TO
THE ING.

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UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
COUNTERINTELLIGENCE/HUMINT COMPANY
1ST INTELLIGENCE BATTALION
I MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, HEADQUARTERS CROOP
I MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE IMP, UIC 42498
FPO AP 96426-2498

27 AUG 2004
TO:.

COMMANDING OFFICER BLT 1/2, 24 MEW
FROM q-)1 1',(C1 0211/USMC

SOW: STATEMENT OF CAPTURE FOR (b)( ()(C)
I. AT APPROXIMATELY 0330, ON THE MORNING OF AUGUST 26, 2004, A RAID

WAS CONDUCTED BY ALPHA COMPANY (A/CO) FIRST BATTALION SECOND MARINES
(1/2), SECOND FORCE RECONNAISSANCE (FORCE), AND DELTA COMPANY OF THE IRAQI NATIONAL GUARD (ING). A TWO MEMBER HUMINT EXPLOITATION TEAM, FORWARD AIR CONTROL ELEMENT AND COMBAT ENGINEERS TEAM WERE ATTACHED TO A/CO FOR SUPPORT. THE PURPOSE OF T. AND SEARCH OF RESIDENCES IN THE VICINIT.AND DETAIN FOUR INDIVIDUALS LISTED ON TH TIC APPREHENSION LIST.
2. UPON ARRIVAL AT THE TARGET LOCATION, FORCE ENTERED THE PREMISES AND SECURED APPROXIMATELY 16 UNKNOWN INDIVIDUALS. AFTER SECURING THE INDIVIDUALS FORCE MOVED THEM INTO THE COURT YARD OF TARGET HOUSE ALPHA. FIVE MALES WERE SEPARATED FROM THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND PLACE ALONG THE COURT YARD WALL. FORCE THEN BEGAN SEARCHING THE RESIDENCE. ONCE THE AREA WAS SECURED ELEMENTS FROM THE COMBAT ENGINEERS AND HET MOVE ON THE OBJECTIVE TO BEGIN EXPLOITATION.
. r BEGAN QUESTIONING THE INDIVIDUALS FROM TARGET HOUSE ALPHA. WHILE

MOVED TO TARGET HOUSE BRAVO TO BEGIN

ESTIONING IT BECAME APPARENT THAT THE DETAINED
INDIVIDUALS WERE NOT THE TARGET INDIVIDUALS. HOWEVER, ONE OF THE

UNKNOWN INDIVIDUA
!
I RELAYED THIS IN. . THE INDIVIDUAL
AGREED TO TAKE US TO THE.. I ACCOMPAN D M I
THE iMACK 0” A.FORCE VEHICLE AND PROCEED TO MOVE TO GRI
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THE LAST NAME OF.

4,1011420/./. '

FAMILY RESIDENCE FORCE ENTERED THE
RESIDENCE TO SECURE THE AREA FOR EXPLOITATION. ONCE THE STRUCTURE HAD
BEEN CLEARED, I ENTERED TO BEGIN EXPLOITATION OF ANY INDIVIDUALS
DETAINED. IN THE HOUSE I FOUND TWO FEMALES HIDING IN THE NORTH WESTERN
ROOM OF THE HOUSE WHILE TWO OTHER FEMALES WERE HIDING OUTSIDE THE REAR
OF THE STRUCTURE. FORCE DETAINED ONE MALE RIDING UNDER A BLANKET ON
THE ROOF OF THE STRUCTURE AND BROUGHT HIM DOWN FOR QUESTIONING. THE
MALE HAD ONE FAIR OF NIGHT VISION GOGGLES (NVG) AND THE OUTER PLASTIC
CASING FOR ONE FLARE.

4.
UPON ARRIVAL AT THE.

5.
I BEGAN QUESTIONING THE INDIVIDUAL WHILE FORCE CONTINUED TO SEARCH
IN AND AROUND THE STRUCTURE. THE INDIVIDUAL LIED ABOUT HIS IDENTITY
CLAIMING HIS NAME WASIIREMpli AND NO ONE NAKEDIIIIIILVES AT
THIS LOCATION. FORC E INDIVIDUAL AN I
EXPLOSIVE DEVICE (TED) AND DETONATION CORD FOUND NEAR THE STRUCTURE.
THE INDIVIDUAL CLAIMED TO USE THE EXPLOSIVES FOR FISHING AND NOTHING
ELSE. HE CLAIMED TO GET THE EXPLOSIVES FROM HIS NEIGHBO ,h

ALSO LISTED OH 'F .' TIC
D ING ARRIVED AT THE SECOND LOCATION AND BEGAN EXPLOITATION OF THE SURROUNDING' AREA. I.THAT THE INDIVIDUAL KNEW THE LOCATIONS OF THE OTHERS ON
MENIMPIIIPPIR WHO WERE
DOD JUNE 1219

APPREHENSION LIST AND THE LOCATION OF THE EXPLOSIVES SUPPLIER.

61_.FORCEWITH THE INDIVIDUAL AND MYSELF, MOVED TO THE RESIDENCE OF

b 7,r111=111111.11., BUT FOUND THE STRUCTURE DESERTED. THE INDIVIDUAL

STATED THAT THEY MUST HAVE RUN AWAY WHEN COALITION FORCES ARRIVED, BUT

ANOTHER HOUSE IS ALSO A SUPPLIER OF EXPLOSIVES. WE MOVED TO THE

RESIDENCE OF.BUT FOUND THAT IT TO HAD ALSO BEEN

DESERTED. A YOUNG BOY AND GIRL WERE ALL THAT REMAINED AT THE

RESIDENCE. THEY CONFIRMED THAT THE MALES LIVING IN THE HOUSE LEFT AT

APPROXIMATELY 0500 IN THE MORNING BUT WOULD NOT SAY WHY. WE THEN

DECIDED THAT THE INDIVIDUAL WAS LEADING US WAY FROM HIS RESIDENCE AND

RETURNED TO MGRS: 38S MB 4229044214, IZ.

7. UPON RETURNING TO THE RESIDENCE WE WERE INFORMED THAT THE ENGINEERS
HAD DISCOVERED A WEAPONS CACHE APPROXIMATELY 100 FEET WEST OF THE
RESIDENCE ALONG THE CANAL. I ESCORTED THE INDIVIDUAL TO THE WEAPONS
CACHES FOR QUESTIONING. ONE OF THE STORAGE DEVISE WAS A elAstig.Lp-
GALLON DRUM THAT WAS SEALED WITH A METAL CLAMP. I INSTRUCTED/1101TO
OPEN THE DRUM TO REVEAL ITS CONTENTS. WHILE THGINEERS CONTINUED TO
FIND MORE CACHES ALONG THE CANAL, I QUESTIONED.

ABOUT OTHER STORAGE

LOCATIONS. HE THEN LEAD US TO A CACHES APPROXIMATELY 150 FEET NORTH OF

THE RESIDENCE. ALL OF THE CACHES FOUND WERE ON THE PROPERTY LINEIIIIIII

BETWEEN FARMS, BUT ALL THE TRAILS LEADING TO THE CACHES WERE FROM

HOUSE. NO TRAILS TO OTHER HOUSES WERE FOUND.

B. AT THIS IVED AT THE SECO.BEGAN
• • , RRREAL NAME WAS SAED • AND HIS BROTHER
(b)(7)(C! AlikI AREA AT APPROXIMATELY 0430 WHEN HE HEARD THE
re • ' • • COALITION FORCES ENTERING THE FIRST RESIDENCE.
THE GROUP LIVING IN THE AREA WAS LED BY AliDUAL NAMED
LIVES IN THE RESIDENCE DIRECTLY WEST OF.HOUSE.

LIVE IN THE HOUSES SURROUNDING THE
AREA AND ARE MEMBERS OF THIS GROUP. THIS GROUP OF-.

I ONCE LIVED
IN SURF AS SURER, BUT RECENTLY MOVED TO THIS AREA..

ADMITTED THAT
HE AND THIS GROUP ATTACK COALITION FORCES WHENEVER POSSIBLE AND THAT oliwri0,11/,!!
THE GROUP HAS KILLED POLICE OFFICERS IN HASWAH AND ISKANDARIYAH. i'XT coveb 01"
THIS POINT, BASED ON INFORMATION ADMITTED BY AND THE LARGE NUMBER
OF WEAPONS FOUND AT HIS RESIDENCE, ING DETAINED D MOVED TO.A

(
LOCATION APPROXIMATELY FIVE HUNDRED METERS WEST AIN INDIVIDUALS

NAMED BY.

AS MEMBERS OF HIS CELLN

9. WHEN ING HEARD THAT OTHER INDIVIDUALS LIVING WEST OF.

WERE
INVOLVED THEY DISPATCHED SOME SOLDIERS TO SEARCH THE RES DENCE. Aiii

ow triD

l

.

iiRE'TidaillikLY THIRTY 10-. • 'DUALS.
A.v4,

IDENTIFIED I b ¦ 17) (C) ER OF AN ANTI-COALITION FORCE OPERA 741' I, • = /YAR. THE
CrPli
IRAQI NATI GU DETAINED ON INFORMATION GA• .1 • 4. •...
QUESTIONING.COALITION FORCES NEVER QUESTIONED 1))(7)(C)
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•I:• • •
ALI MUSHEN R TO COALITION FORCES UPON RE AFTER

RETURNING TO CAMP ISKANDARIYAH) WHILE ING QUESTIONED THE
ENGINEERS CONTINUED TO FIND MO WEAPONS CACHES TO INCLUDE AN ANTI
AIRCRAFT WEAPONS MOUNT WITH TWO BARRELS. AN INITIAL LIST OF ITEMS
FOUND IN AND AROUND THE UMRAN RESIDENCE IS AS FOLLOWS:

A. 132 107MM ROCKETS

B. 22e ROCKET PROPELLED GRENADES

C. 23 RIFLE GRENADES

D. 7 125MM ROCKETS

E. 3 GRENADES

F. / 57MM ROCKETS

G. 2 120MM MORTARS

H. 18 ELECTRIC CAPS

I. 1,000 FEET OF DETONATION CORD

J. 1.

89MM ROCKET

K. N/A.

MULTIPLE REMOTE DEVISES

L. N/A.

ELECTRICAL WIRE

BATTERIES

M. N/A.

N. N/A.

WELDING TOOLS

BOOK ON ORDINANCE

O. N/A.

AK-47 ASSAULT RIFLES WITH AMMUNITION

P. N/A.

DRAGANOFF SNIPER RIFLES WITH AMMUNITION

O. N/A.

R. N/A.

VARIETY OF MACHINE GUNS WITH AMMUNITION

10. AT THIS TIME AN EXPLOSIVE ORDINANCE DISPOSAL (EOD) T .T SU
THE ORDINANCE. FOUND AT THIS LOCATION.
AND I RETURNED TO OUR VEHICLE TO AWAIT DETONATION OF

THE EXPLOSIVE ORDINATES. ALL RIFLES AND AMMUNITION WAS TURNED OVER TO
THE ING.

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From: (b)(7)(C) 0211
To: Judge A vocate, 24 Marine Expeditionary Unit
SUBJ: BEATING OF IRAQI DETAINEE
Summary: On 26 August 2004, elements of 24 Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and
the Iraqi National Guard (ING) conducted a cordon and knock in the vicinity of
Lutifiyah, lx in order to L-110 VIP irted weapons dealer. The MEU and ING forces
cap (b)(7)(C) as d •,. tually beaten by members
of the ING in the presence of MEU members. (b)(7')(C) was transported to Forward
Operating Base (FOB) Iskandariyah for initial processing and later to FOB Kalsu for
detention. The information provided in this report is a result of interrogations on two
detainees.
Detainee 1. , ,.. 7 ,iC., apprehended at his house in Lutifiyah by MEU forces. The MEU escort • om his house and allowed him to point out several w - ..ns caches on his land. After the : • -:: -.- - discovered the MEU forces turned over to three ING members located i 0, :, hard. One member of the ING held
7 )+C i orchard. c. while two other members beat him. • m : . who all of the ING members referred to as "sir, beat 'th an "iron rod". .]). struck in his bead, left arm, legs, back with the was hit and kicked in ace by the other man. There were US soldiers five to ten meters away whil-was being beat by the three ING members. The US soldiers were wearing desert camouflage uniforms identified the Marine Di tal Camouflage pattern. Only the three ING members were involved in the beating.
*was beat for approximately thirty minutes. After the beating in a
true with ING members and drove to the 1NG base at FOB Iskandariyah.
blindfolded at the base by the ING with duct tape. transferred to FOB Kalsu
where be was diagnosed with a broken left wrist, "Ira nose andmultiple abrasions on
his legs and back during a medical screening.
Detainee 2.11111111.vas making "sounds of pain" while being beat by the ING. was asked, "how many Iraqi police have you killed?" while being beat After the beating an American in the front passenger side of the truck asked one member of the ING how he beat The American made a striking motion with his fist and the ING member said "no" and made a gesture of striking him with a rifle. The truck was green American made, and commonly used in the military.
Detainee 1. The Americans were wearing tan vests with black pouches on the front They had helmets with a tan camouflage cloth. One US man had a thick black moustache and the other had a thin blonde moustache. At the power plant was placed in a cell with concrete floor and questioned by an American man and translator.
I first noticedalliarhile he was being treated in the medical building at tion
facility at FOB Kalsu. I asked the corpsman present what had and

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he told be he was beaten. I immediately notified e
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incident. (b)(7)(C) d I began to questionMito insure a US service rrxrnm. e part m beating. Two days after the medical screening. and I interrogated !Jima!) and obtained more details of the men watching his beating.
(b)(7)(C)
From:11=1.1111E1/0210 To: StaffJudge Advocate, 24 Marine Expeditionary Unit
SUBJ: BEATING OF IRAQI DETAINEE
Summary: On 26 August 2004, elements of 24 Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and the Iraqi National Guard (ING) conducted a cordon a knock of a residence to locate a target identified by intelli vt..• distributor. At the site they located an individual named (b)(7)(C) (b)(7)(C) was detained by MEU forces, and beaten by members of the ING while in the presence of American Forces. He was later delivered to the detention facility at Forward Operating Base Kalsu. The details in this report are derived from two separate detainees during interrogation.
Detainee 1. was captured in his house by 24 MEU forces. He was escorted out of the house and taken around the houses property to identify the location of several different weapons caches. Once this was done, he was taken to an area by the orchard on his property where he was handed over to the ING. Three members of the ING were present; one who held him, one who beat him with an "iron stick", and a second who helped with the beating. One of the individuals beating him was a senior officer, who everyone referred to as "Sir". 1: lieves the beating lasted for approximately 30 minutes, during which time his • were bound, he was kicked in the face, and struck by the iron stick, on his aim, and resulted in his arm/wrist being broken. During the beating he observed four or five Americans standing between 5 and 10 meters away watching the event. The Americans were wearing flaks, helmets, and had an antenna on their backs. ( ribed identified the uniforms being worn as the Marine Desert Digital C: le pattern, brown flak jackets with black pouches. Their helmets had the cloth Marine Desert Digital Camouflage Pattern. Two of the Americans had mustaches, one thick and black, and the other was thinner and blond. After the beating be was placed into a green truck being driven by Americans and taken to the Iskandariyah Power Plant.
Detainee 2. While in the vehicle the American in ger seat asked one of the e-Iraqi soldiers in the rear of the vehicle how he The Iraqi soldier made a motion like striking with the butt of a rifle. At the power plant they drove to the ING Headquarters, and placed into a concrete/cinderblock building with possibly red carpet. Inside this room there eyes were blindfolded using duct tape.
Detainee 1. There were many Iraqis around the building they were in. An American and a linguist then questioned him. He was then loaded into another vehicle and transported to FOB Kalsu's detention center.
At the detention center he was in processed and placed into a cell. After he was in the cell I was notified that he had been beaten. I entered his cell and physically observed his wounds. He was later taken treated by 24 MEU medical. Some of his wounds included a
broken ann/wrist, broken nose, blunt force trauma on his bead, three puncture wounds on his left shin, whelps on his back, chest, arms, legs, and buttocks.
An statement from the 1' Battalion. 2d Marine Regiment, indicatesillilis speculated to have been involved in the murder of the ING Delta Company Commanders Brother. willingly admits that he was a weapons distributor, and denies any involvement in killing or attacking Coalition, American, and Iraqi Security Forces.
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During the raid on household by the 24" MEU Force Recce Pit. i exited my vehicle to find a woman in a
red dress approximately 75 meters west of my position OM objective house) appearing to be tending to a field. When
she noticed our arrival the began to move heady away from us. As we approached rat and yelled for her to stop In
Arabic she did as instructed and walked toward us as we continued to approach. When we Maly began speaking with
her In the Veld we were approximately 10-15 meters from the second coolie point that was yet to be Moccasins:I. in the
area where the women had initially been standing. The translator and I began questioning the woman as to why she
was trying to leave and she denied the fact end told us the hadn't even noticed ue. We walked her to the side of the
house, oppose, of where three other woman were already sitting, and began questioning her. The translator asked her
where she kept her weaprina and her fast response was Shat .she had two. Then, when asked where they were, she
stated that she could not remember; and upon repeat questioning she 'spoke in tongues and was not making any
sense' according to the translator. She looked in the direction to the east side of the home every time she was asked
about weapons. The tranatetor was certain that that is where the weapons were. and when we Mad moving Mr in that
*action she adamantly refused and began waiting and physically resisting our attempts to move her. It was In that
direction that the field where weapons and explosives were lomted. We then began ques5011100 MI
knowledge of the man said, she didn't know anyone by that name end that there were
hundreds of men nam, lt turned au her husband. Alter approximately 20 minutes of questioning we
placed her with the Dena women andaktaFfleity search of the Immediate arm, uncovering bomb
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materials and pamphlets, soviet block NVG's, and various other pamphlets and paperwork. The men on site, then led us to two other dwellings that he said had and explosives. None were discovered at ether
) then returned to the ate whom the women were ( house) and it was observed that Me engineers
had already uncovered numerous RFS.' and automatic weapons. n uncovered a barrel that was emigre to be
rigged to explode, then led us to the cacheon the West aide of his property.
My next encounter with the woman in red ) was when we leaded her into wry vehicle to transport her
back to FOB Kabel. During the first half of the tip she moaned loudly and screamed for AIM. She became quiet end
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