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 a Statement from one of the men in the taxi with Mr. Bashir. This man positively identifies the deceased as Abu Bashir. This man states that after being stopped, the INGs accused them of having "phony" documents and beat them. This is when Mr. Bashir attempted to flee. The man states that the Marines were yelling something at Mr. bashir in English that this man did not understand, and the INGs started shooting. There are no allegations of US Marines abusing the detainees. Attachments redacted under NCIS Deleted Page Information Sheet.

Doc_type: 
Investigative File
Doc_date: 
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Doc_rel_date: 
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Doc_handwriting: 
No
Doc_nid: 
10894
Doc_type_num: 
66