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CID Report (Death): 0010-2006-CID469-75406-5H6, Ahmed Salih Khtheer, Forward Operating base (FOB) Brassfield-Mora, Samarra, Iraq, January 9, 2006 ("Homicide")

Sept. 10, 2006 | CID | ACLU-RDI 5515
This is a CID investigation into the death of Ahmed Salih Khtheer, a detainee shot following a roadside stop and search in Samarra, Iraq on January 6, 2006. A US Army patrol operating out of Forward Operating Base (FOB) Brassfield-Mora, Samarra, Iraq were responding to shots fired when they came upon Mr. Khtheer and two (2) other men by a canal handling rifles. Mr. Khtheer was about to become a passenger of a vehicle in the vicinity of the canal when the patrol came upon him. The vehicle was stationary and no other vehicles were in the vicinity. While being questioned & searched, Mr. Khtheer broke free from the soldiers. He was ordered to stop, but refused and was shot as he was reaching in to his pockets for items. Mr. Khtheer continued to resist apprehension, so the soldiers shot again, killing him. Two (2) sniper rifles were found in the vehicle. The two (2) men with Mr. Khtheer claim to have been abused while being taken in to custody. The shooting of Mr. Khtheer was deemed a Justifiable Homicide.