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NCIS Report (Death): 26JUN05-MEBJ-0378-7HMA; Abu Bachir, Hiditha Dam, June 26, 2007 ("Homicide")

July 13, 2005 | NCIS | ACLU-RDI 5820
This is an NCIS investigation into the death of Abu Bachir, a Syrian National. Marines and Iraqi National Guard Forces (ING) stopped and searched a vehicle coming from the direction of Syria. A Red Opal a taxi with three (3) passengers. As the passengers were being questioned, they admitted that they were Syrian, that they were using fake Iraqi Passports and that they entered Iraq illegally. All of a sudden, Mr. Bashir broke away and began to flee, on foot, in to the desert. Mr. Bashir was ordered to stop, but refused. The Marines and ING forces opened fired on him, killing him. This file contains an Investigative Action: Receipt of Preliminary Autopsy Report from AFIP (July 17, 2005), and a Statement from one of the men in the taxi with Mr. Bashir when it was stopped by the Marines & ING forces. This man positively identifies the deceased as Abu Bashir. The man states that after being stopped, the INGs asked for "ID's" and then the INGs beat & kicked Mr. Bashir. This is when Mr. Bashir attempted to flee. The man states that the Marines were yelling "stop, stop" before they and the INGs started shooting. There are no allegations of US Marines abusing the detainees. Attachments redacted under NCIS Deleted Page Information Sheet.