Statements of Army Officials re: Capture of four Iraqi targets

The sworn statements of a Sergeant First Class and a Captain discussing the capture of four Iraqi targets. At least one target shot at the U.S. soldiers when the soldiers raided their home.

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Interview
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Sunday, November 16, 2003
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Monday, January 1, 2007
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SWORN STATEMENT
For use of this form, see AR 190-45; the proponent aaency is-ODCSOPS
1 LOCATION -DATE I TIME FILE NUMBER
38S MC 710 340 FOB BOONP,-,'.. .: 16 NOV 03 1354
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ORGANIZATION OR ADDRESS .
COMMANDER, A COMPANY, 588TH ENGINEER BATTALION
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I, WANT TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT UNDER OATH:

16 0400 NOV 03
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A/588th was conducting raids on the homes of suspect targets FS2 and and FS3 in the Al Dowasir district of Buhriz. Within 1-2 minutes of dismounting and preparing for house entry, we began to take single shots ofAK47 fire from rooftops in vicinity of house FS3. We returned fire and conducted entry of that house and detained 4 males, one of which we identified as the shooter by his longer hair, which wasobserved by 1SG using PVS14s as the suspectwas,mo.ving-about the rooftops. We found one AK47 in the house, and another on the rooftop we were taking fire from. TheAv.eapon*s.still warm and there were expended casings nearby. Detained all four males for conducting attacks on coalition fit:C'es: :C,Oltifiscated the 2 AK47s.
(shooter) .
s medication, takes 3-4 times daily, or as n

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Original target idividuals were not found

D0 N.OT;RELEASE 11 S HE WAS CAUGHT IN TI-1E ACT OF ATTACKING COALITION FORCES, AND
• .) - -. I v • REAT TO 1' E B' QUBAH AOR.
ODA CI has interrogated them also, not sure what information they received.
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SWORN STATEMENT
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1. LOCATION MC 710340 FOB BOON ,, - 2. DATE (YYYYMMDDI 2003/11/16 3. TIME 1354 4. FILE NUMBER
NAME FIRST NAME, MIDDL E NAME 6. SSN 7. GRADE/STATUS SFC
o. ORGANIZATION OR ADDRESS :PSG, 2/A/588 ENG BN

, WANT TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT UNDER OATH:
My platoon conducted a raid on Tgt FS3, home of Buhriz on 16th November 0400 hrs. As soon as we started movement on the objective someone fired and continue to e at us from the roof top of Tgt FS3. We entered the bulling and found an.A),(47.on the ground floor and one on the rooftop with spent casings around it. Four male detainees were taken from this objeetive including the the one suspected of doing the shooting at the Caolition forces. He's in mid 20s, slender with a hair dew. All four of them did not cooperate and resisted as much as possible.
(fired shots)
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AFFIDAVIT , HAVE READ OR HAVE HAD READ TO ME THIS STATEMENT
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WHICH BEGINS ON PAGE 1 AND ENDS ON PAGE 2 . I FULLY UNDERSTAND THE CONTENTS OF THE ENTIRE STATEMENT MADE'-, J, 7 BY ME. THE STATEMENT IS TRUE. I HAVE INITIALED ALL CORRECTIONS AND HAVE INITIALED THE BOTTOM OF EACH PAGE .. 7
,.. CONTAINING THE STATEMENT. I HAVE MADE THIS STATEMENT FREELY WITHOUT HOPE OF BENEFIT OR
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Subscribed and sworn to before me, a person atithorized
WITNESSES:
administer oaths, this 16TH day of NOVEMBER , 19 133
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HAVE READ OR HAVE HAD READ TO ME THIS STATEMENT WHICH BEGINS ON PAGE 1, AND ENDS ON PAGE 2 . I FULLY UNDERSTAND THE CONTENTS OF THE ENTIRE STATEMENT:MADE BY ME. THE STATEMENT IS TRUE. I HAVE INITIALED ALL CORRECTIONS AND HAVE INITIALED THE BOTTOM OF EACKPAGEH CONTAINING THE STATEMENT. I HAVE MADE THIS STATEMENT FREELY WITHOUT HOPE OF BENEFIT.C1F1 REWARD, WITHOVer'''''''' • THREAT OF PUNISHMENT, AND WITHOUT COERCION, UNLAWFUL INF
Subscribed and sworn to before me, a person authorized by law to
WITNESSES:
administer oaths, this day of

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WARHORSE BRIGADE COLLECTION POINT
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Capture #: 4698769 Date of Screening:
11/20/2003
Name
Date of Capture Unit of Capture
2
11/14/2003
588
Reason for Capture
BROTHER SHOT AT AMERICANS
2 BCT Recommendation RETAIN RETAIN - IPF NOT ENOUGH INTEL.
Capturing Unit RETAIN RETAIN - IPF RELEASE 'Recommendation
Signature
XO Approval for RETAIN RETAIN - IPF RELEASE
Signature Additional Remarks
A
Friday, November 21, 2003
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Full Narii,e: :
Capture # Photograph
Given Name
Father's-Name
ill ---Family Nam
Tribe
Languages DOB
lArabic 119680701
Marital Status
I Married
UOC DOC
1 5882 11/14/2003 .
Time Place
104002FMC 710 340 Approach
Reason for Detention 'DIRECT

!BROTHER SHOT AT AMERICANS
Captured Weapons/Equipment
12 AKS
2 OCT Screening Report
Th71Rema1.111.11111111MVIIIMMIIII-7,7a7ETIANLE CLIAMS HE HEARD SOME NOISES IN HIS HOUSE, I IE LOKKED 00 I THE DOOR. SAF,,' THE AMERICANS. AND WAS IMMEDIATELY ARRESTED DETAINEE CLIAMS HE HAD NO IDEA THAT I 'IS BROTI'lE13 SHOT AT AMERICANS DETiANEE CLAIMS THAT WHILE IN DEI;TENTIO'/ • HE ASKED HIS BROTHER WHY HE FIRED AT TI AMERICANS. DETAINEE CLIAMS HIS BROTHER SAID HE WAS FRIGHTEI.:ED, AND THREW THE GUN ON THE ROOF AND IT WENT OFF ACCIDENTALLY THAT IS ALL DETAINEE CLIAMS TO KNOW ABOUT Tt IE EVENTS OF THAT NIGHT Field 1:1: DETAINEE WAS
(COOPERATIVE NC FURTHER INTEL VALUE.
(.;ipturinj Unit Remarks
•IED IN HOUSE •rHAT COALITION FORCES RECL,v'ED FIRE PROM
F:rcenr. SAC T rursonnel
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