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

Oct. 15, 2005 | NCIS | ACLU-RDI 5807
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 Report of Investigation (Oct. 15, 2005, "Closed"), and Investigative Action: Receipt of Final Autopsy Report and Death Certificate (Oct. 7, 2007). Manner of Death: Multiple Gunshot Wounds; Cause of Death: Homicide. The investigation found that "The actions of the Marines and the Iraqi National Guards were within the Rules of Engagement and proper Escalation of Force. This investigation is closed." Attachments redacted under NCIS Deleted Page Information Sheet.