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NCIS Report (Death): 24SEP06-MEIZ-0058-7HMA; Ismail Na-Ama Ahmed, Forward Operating Base (FOB) Haditha, Iraq, September 25, 2006

Sept. 29, 2006 | NCIS | ACLU-RDI 5754
This is an NCIS investigation into the death of Ismail Na-Ama Ahmed, an Iraqi civilian who died following a beating he received by Iraqi Police (IP) following his arrest and detention at the Echo Company Forward Operating Base (FOB) Haditha, Iraq. Mr. Ahmed was suspected of killing Iraqi Police Officers, and was abused during interrogation. The Marines at the collection center reportedly intervened to stop the beating when they became aware of it, ended the interrogation and stopped the IPs from further abusing Mr. Ahmed. Mr. Ahmed was then placed back in his cell, bleeding and unable to speak. He was attended to three (3) times by US medical personnel throughout the night, but died from his injuries. There is no indication that any US personnel were involved in the abuse or interrogation of Mr. Ahmed. This file contains two (2) Report of Investigative Action (Sept. 29, 2006), which are interviews with the detainees that shared a cell with Mr. Ahmed the night of the events. The detainees stated that Mr. Ahmed was beaten for about an hour, all the while screaming and crying in pain. When the interrogation ended, Mr. Ahmed was placed in to the cell with the two attesting detainees. They said that Mr. Ahmed was unable to speak because he was "beaten from head-to-toe". Mr. Ahmed also had bruises on his head & shoulders with blood on his shirt, and he was moaning in pain and vomited during the night. The detainees stated that an American doctor came three times to treat Ahmed, but it was "too late" the third time, as Ahmed had died. A second detainee reports that Ahmed was beaten with "iron sticks" and that is what caused his injuries. Attachments redacted under NCIS Deleted Page Information Sheet.