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Emails between DOD Officials re: Deaths of Detainees Under U.S. Military Control in Iraq and Afghanistan

May 19, 2004 | DOD | ACLU-RDI 2116
Email includes a presentation entitled "Deaths of Detainees Under US Military Control." The presentation states that as of May 19, 2004, there have been 63 detainee deaths: 58 deaths in Iraq and 5 in Afghanistan. The 58 deaths in Iraq were reported as follows: 22 killed by enemy mortar attacks at Abu Ghraib; 11 died of natural causes; 1 accidental death caused by heat stroke; 8 killed during riots or escape attempts; 5 "unknown" causes of death; 8 suspected homicides; 3 to be determined pending medical examiner determination. All 5 of the deaths in Afghanistan were ruled as homicides.