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NCIS Report (Death): 05FEB07-24IZ-0023-7HMA; Hasan Salih Mohammed, Battle Position (BP) Tarawa, Iraq, February 5, 2007

Nov. 14, 2007 | NCIS | ACLU-RDI 5757
This is an NCIS investigation into the death of Hasan Salih Mohammed, an Iraqi civilian who died following a Task Force 88 raid in Tawara Iraq on February 5, 2007. Mr. Mohammed died of unknown causes while being taken in to custody. His body was left on the helicopter Landing Zone (LZ) the night of his death, but was eventually recovered by Marine Patrol 3/4 Kilo Co. and turned over to Iraqi Policemen (IP). The IPs brought the body to the local hospital that eventually released the body to Mr. Mohammed's son. Mr. Mohammed's son returned the body to village of Beyji, Iraq for local burial, Mr. Mohammed's home village. This file contains: 1) Report of Investigation (Closed, Oct. 23, 2007); 2) Report of Investigative Action (July 25, 2007), which is an interview with the son of the owner of the house raided on Oct. 5th where Mr. Mohammed was taken in to custody just before his death; 3) Investigative Action (Oct. 18, 2007, Results of Contact with Army CID); and 4) Report of Investigation (Interim, Sept. 22, 2007). The investigator closed the investigation without preferring criminal charges against any of the Task Force 88 team members because, "Due to the probability that the victim [Mr. Mohammed] died of natural causes, the absence of evidence of criminality, and the inability to locate [Mr. Mohammed's] remains…this case to be closed without case submission to the DRP."