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NCIS Report (Death): 12OCT05-MEBJ-0700-7HMA/C; Faisel Kurdi Serhan, Ar Ramadi Area of Operations, October 10, 2005

Oct. 12, 2005 | NCIS | ACLU-RDI 5792
This is an NCIS investigation into the death of Faisel Kurdi Serhan, and Iraqi civilian who died while being placed in to custody by soldiers of Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 172th Infantry Regiment, US Nat. Guard stationed at Camp Ramadi, Iraq. Mr. Serhan was stopped in a vehicle with two (2) other men after being observed placing Improvised Explosive Devises (IEDs) on the roadside in Ar Ramadi. According to the soldiers, an AK-47 and IED bomb making material & detonators were found in the vehicle. As the soldiers began to search the men, Mr. Serhan would not submit to a pat-down, made an attempt to take a soldier's rifle, and then ran off. The soldier's believed Mr. Serhan was in possession of either a weapon or a detonator for the IEDs in the vehicle, so they shot at him, killing him. This file contains a Report of Investigation (Closed, Oct. 12, 2005), and Investigative Action (Oct. 12, 2005). The Report concludes that the soldiers acted within the Rules of Engagement, and no charges were being preferred against them. Attachments redacted under NCIS Deleted Page Information Sheet.