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NCIS Report (Death): 05JAN06-MEBJ-0015-7HMA; Adnan Eid Abbass, Camp Korean Village, Iraq, January 4, 2006

Apr. 24, 2006 | NCIS | ACLU-RDI 5782
This is an NCIS investigation into the death of Adnan Eid Abbass, an Iraqi national who died in the custody of USMC while being transported to the Detention Facility at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Camp Korean Village, Iraq. Mr. Abbass was one of several men arrested for suspected insurgent activity and being transported in the back of a Highly-Mobil Multi-Wheeled Vehicle (Highback) to FOB Korean Village for detention and interrogation. When the Highback arrived at the FOB, Mr. Abbass was discovered deceased of apparent natural causes. This file contains: 1) Report of Investigation (Interim, April 24, 2006); 2) Report of Investigation (Interim, March 28, 2006); and 3) Report of Investigation (Interim, Feb. 6, 2006). This file includes numerous Statements and Interviews, including statements from the soldiers involved in the raid on Mr. Abbass' residence and sketches of the residence. It is reported that Mr. Abbass was "non-compliant," but was "subdued with minimal force" and "appeared fine after he was flexed cuffed." A soldier placed a blanket over Abbass when he was placed in the Hiback "but did not cover his face or tuck it around him." When the Highback arrived at the FOB, a soldier stated that Mr. Abbass "would not respond to commands, had to be carried off because he appeared unconscious, however upon further examination, was actually dead." Attachments redacted under NCIS Deleted Page Information Sheet.