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CID report on the investigation into the attempted escape of two detainees from Camp Cropper, Iraq and the shooting and subsequent death of one of the detainees, Ajkel Adebal Hussein Jabar. The shooting is deemed a justifiable homicide.

Nov. 08, 2004
Investigative File (CID)
Jacqueline J. Scott, Thom Jones
Akel Abedal Hussein Jabar
Physical assault, Other
CID investigation into the manner of death of detainee Fathel Ibrahim Mahmood at the Baghdad, Central Confinement Facility, Abu Ghraib, Iraq. Mr. Mahmood experienced chest pains and was discovered unresponsive when medical personnel arrived at ...
Nov. 08, 2004
Investigative File (CID)
Jacqueline J. Scott, John Peterson
Fathel Ibrahim Mahmood

This report reflects the findings of an investigation, led by Major General Antonio Taguba, into the allegations of detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib prison. The investigation took place in February of 2004 and concluded that numerous instances of ...

This report discusses an investigation into the alleged abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib Detention Facility. The investigation was ordered initially by LTG Ricardo S. Sanchez, Commander, Combined Joint Task Force Seven (CJTF-7). LTG Sanchez ...