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CID Report: 0260-03-CID259-61229

Feb. 11, 2004 | CID | ACLU-RDI 137
Report of investigation into a shooting at Abu Ghraib prison on November 24, 2003. Ameed Sa'eed Al-Sheikh, a.k.a. Ameen Mohammed Sami Al-Sheikh, a Syrian national, had acquired a pistol and two knives that had been smuggled to him by an outside individual. According to the investigation, a confidential informant (CI) who was also detained at the prison, stated that he had been approached by Al-Sheikh and was offered the opportunity to escape. The CI informed military intelligence officers of the weapons and the escape plan. LTC Jordan proceeded to search Al-Sheikh’s cell in order to confiscate any weapons found. When LTC Jordan arrived at the cell with SFC Snider, SSG Frederick, SSG Elliot, and SGT Cathcart, Al-Sheikh pulled an automatic pistol from under his pillow and fired repeatedly through the cell door bars at the search team. Al-Sheikh was shot by SSG Elliot, allowing the scene to be secured. Al-Sheikh's wounds were treated by medical personnel.
  • 2003-11-24, Abu Ghraib (Baghdad Correctional Facility (BCCF)), Iraq
    • On November 24, 2003, Ameed Sa'eed Al-Sheikh, a Syrian national and civilian detainee at Abu Ghraib prison, used a smuggled handgun to shoot at military policemen from his cell. He shot an Army Sergeant in his bullet-proof vest before being shot and subdued by military personnel.