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NCIS Report (Death): 26JUN05-MEBJ-0378-7HMA: Shooting at Haditha Dam June 26, 2005 ("Homicide")

July 5, 2005 | NCIS | ACLU-RDI 5815
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 Statement from the Taxi driver who was transporting Mr. Bashir and his two (2) companions. The Taxi driver states that once it was discovered that the detainees were using fake documents, the INGs began to assault them, inspiring Mr. Bashir to flee. Mr. Bashir was shot when refused commands to stop. Attachments redacted under NCIS Deleted Page Information Sheet.