NCIS Report (Death): 26JUN05-MEBJ-0378-7HMA; Abu Bachir, Hiditha Dam, June 26, 2007 ("Homicide")

This is an NCIS investigation into the death of Abu Bachir, a Syrian National. Marines and Iraqi National Guard Forces (ING) stopped and searched a vehicle coming from the direction of Syria. A Red Opal a taxi with three (3) passengers. As the passengers were being questioned, they admitted that they were Syrian, that they were using fake Iraqi Passports and that they entered Iraq illegally. All of a sudden, Mr. Bashir broke away and began to flee, on foot, in to the desert. Mr. Bashir was ordered to stop, but refused. The Marines and ING forces opened fired on him, killing him. This file contains Statement from one of the Iraqi National Guardsmen on patrol with the Marines. This ING soldier states they stopped a taxi with three (3) passengers. Once it was discovered that the passengers were using fake documents, the ING soldier states that the interpreter struck one of the men to compel him to tell the truth. The man admitted he was Syrian and then attempted to flee. The ING soldier states that Marines shot at him, then the INGs shot as well, killing the man. Attachments redacted under NCIS Deleted Page Information Sheet.

Investigative File
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Thursday, January 20, 2011