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

Oct. 4, 2005 | NCIS | ACLU-RDI 5808
TThis 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: 1) Report of Investigation (Action, Oct. 3, 2005); 2) Report of Investigation (Action, Sept. 28, 2005); 3) Report of Investigation (Interim, Sept, 22, 2005); 4) Report of Investigation (Interim, Sept, 22, 2005); 5) Report of Investigation (Action, Sept. 13, 2005); 6) Report of Investigation (Interim, Aug. 26, 2005); 7) Investigative Action (July 27, 2005); 8) and a Death Certificate. There an interview with an interpreter embedded with the Marines "at the time of the shooting". The interpreter states that while interrogating the men he informed the Marines of the possibility they were Syrians or Jordanians. While Mr. Bachir was brought to the side for separate questioning, he attempted to flee the scene on foot, in to the desert. He was ordered to "Stop" several times, he refused to stop and was shot by both US & Iraqi forces.