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DIA Cable re: Interrogation of Iraqi Terrorist Suspected in Assassination of US Diplomat

Sept. 7, 2004 | DIA | ACLU-RDI 183
This cable describes the efforts by Jordanian and Iraqi intelligence to find five (5) terrorists who were involved in the killing of a US Diplomat in Amman Jordan and the attempted assassination of a GID Colonel. This cable focuses on the capture, detention and interrogation of one of the terrorists, Abu Yasim Sayyam. Mr. Sayyam was taken in to custody by Iraqi security forces and received harsh interrogation treatment that included tactics such as slapping, punching and hitting the bottoms of his feet, all conducted by Iraqi officers and not by any US forces or directed by US forces.