NCIS Report (Death): 24SEP06-MEIZ-0058-7HMA; Ismail Na-Ama Ahmed, Forward Operating Base (FOB) Haditha, Iraq, September 25, 2006

This is an NCIS investigation into the death of Ismail Na-Ama Ahmed, an Iraqi civilian who died following a beating he received by Iraqi Police (IP) following his arrest and detention at the Echo Company Forward Operating Base (FOB) Haditha, Iraq. Mr. Ahmed was suspected of killing Iraqi Police Officers, and was abused during interrogation. The Marines at the collection center reportedly intervened to stop the beating when they became aware of it, and ended the interrogation, stopping the IPs from further abusing Mr. Ahmed. Mr. Ahmed was then placed back in his cell, bleeding and unable to speak. He was attended to three (3) times by US medical personnel throughout the night, but died from his injuries. CPR was initiated, but failed to revive Mr. Ahmed, There is no indication that any US personnel were involved in the abuse or interrogation of Mr. Ahmed. This file contains a Report of Investigative Action (Sept. 27, 2006) which contains an interview with the US Marine Sergeant of the Guard at the intake point when Mr. Ahmed was brought in. He states he was informed that a detainee was being beaten by an Iraqi Policeman (IP). He states he saw an IP with a collapsible baton threatening to hit the detainee. He ordered the IP to stop the abuse and to take the detainee to his cell, which was done. There were signs of blood & injury on Mr. Ahmed, so a corpsman was called to provide medical treatment. The Marine did not see any direct hitting or injuries, but was told it occurred, and did observe the metal baton the IP was using was bent. He was later informed that Mr. Ahmed collapsed. Attachments redacted under NCIS Deleted Page Information Sheet.

Investigative File
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Thursday, January 20, 2011