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

July 14, 2005 | NCIS | ACLU-RDI 5818
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 a Statement from one of the Iraqi National Guardsmen on patrol with the Marines. This ING soldier states that once it was discovered that the passengers were using fake documents, one of the men admitted he was Syrian, and then attempted to flee. The ING soldier states that the man was ordered to "stop three times" , but the man would not stop, so the Marines opened fire, then the INGs shot as well, killing the man. Attachments redacted under NCIS Deleted Page Information Sheet.