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DOD Memo re: "Procedure 15 Investigation Questions on Photos of Iraqis on the Battlefield"

Apr. 27, 2004 | DOD | ACLU-RDI 734
Memo discusses interviews conducted by MG Fay regarding unauthorized photographs. States that a thumb drive was found in the Joint Interrogation and Debriefing Center (JIDC) with disturbing images on it. The interviewee reported he/she advised their colleague who found a thumb drive containing photos of dead anti coalition forces that the photos were not unlawful and it was proper to return them to their owner. Memo states: 1- The photos were not taken at Abu Ghraib but immediately after an engagement by coalition forces here in Iraq. 2- The photos depicted dead anti - coalition personnel and anti-coalition personnel detained on the battlefield and masked with empty sandbags. 3- The photos did not indicate that the bodies or the captured personnel were being abused or treated improperly, merely that their images were recorded by digital photograph. 4- That the identity of the person who owned the memory stick was, at the time, unknown