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2nd Brigade Combat Team 15-6 Investigation

2nd Brigade Combat Team 15-6 Investigation

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The Army's report on the findings of its official inquiry into Operation ILAAJ (CURE)
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INVESTIGATION INTO CIVILIAN

CASUALTIES RESULTING FROM AN
ENGAGEMENT ON 12 JULY 2007 IN
THE NEWBAGHDAD DISTRICT OF
BAGHDAD, IRAQ
Report of Investigation UP AR 15-6
MAJ , Investigating Officer
2ND BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM
2ND INFANTRY DIVISION (MND-B)
2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ
(b)(6), (b)(3)
(b)(6), (b)(3)
2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ
(b)(6),(b)(3)
(b)(6),(b)(3)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Legal Review
Appointment Orders
DA Form 1574
Exhibit A – 0619:37 Z Still from Apache Gun Camera Film showing cameramen in the company of armed
insurgents.
Exhibit B – 0620:07 Z Still from Apache Gun Camera Film showing insurgents with RPG and AKM.
Exhibit C – 0620:34 Z Still from Apache Gun Camera Film showing cameraman peering around corner of wall
at MB 5458 8617.
Exhibit D – 0620:38 Z Still from Apache Gun Camera Film showing cameraman filming US Army HMMWV.
Exhibit E – 0621:07 Z Still from Apache Gun Camera Film showing insurgents clustered tightly about
cameramen.
Exhibit F – 0626:03 Z Still from Apache Gun Camera Film showing 2 Males attempting to load wounded AIF
into black van.
Exhibit G – 0631:53 Z Still from Apache Gun Camera Film showing US Soldiers on scene.
Exhibit H – 0639:44 Z Still from Apache Gun Camera Film showing Evacuation of Iraqi girl from black van.
Exhibit I – 0641:11 Z Still from Apache Gun Camera Film showing Evacuation of Iraqi boy from black van.
Exhibit J – Sworn Statement of CPT , Company Commander, B/2-16 IN).
Exhibit K – Sworn Statement of 1LT Platoon Leader, B/2-16 IN).
Exhibit L – Sworn Statement of 1LT Mortar Platoon Leader, 2-16 IN).
Exhibit M – Sworn Statement of SPC Medic, B/2-16 IN).
Exhibit N – Sworn Statement of 1LT Platoon Leader, B/2-16 IN).
Exhibit O – Pictures taken by B/2-16 Personnel during Sensitive Site Exploitation vic
Exhibit P – Photos of MG Lynch dated 24 June 2007. Recovered by Media Exploitation Team from Canon EOS
Media Cards vic
Exhibit Q – Photos of Namir Noor Eldeen, Reuters’ News Agency Photographer, dated 11 July 2007.
Recovered by Media Exploitation Team from Canon EOS Media Cards vic
Exhibit R – Photos of US Army HMMWV Dated 12 July 2007. Recovered by Media Exploitation Team from
Canon EOS Media Cards vic .
Exhibit S – Reuters News Story dated 12 July, 2007.
2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ
(b)(6)
(b)(6)
(b)(6)
(b)(6)
(b)(6)
(b)(2)High
(b)(2)High
(b)(2)High
(b)(2)High
(b)(6),(b)(3)
(b)(6), (b)(3)
(b)(6), (b)(3)
(b)(6), (b)(3)
(b)(6), (b)(3)
(b)(6), (b)(3)
2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ
(b)(6), (b)(3)
(b)(6)
(b)(6), (b)(3)
(b)(6), (b)(3)
(b)(6), (b)(3)
2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ
(b6)
(b)(2)High
(b)(6), (b)(3)
(b)(6), (b)(3)
(b)(6), (b)(3)
2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ
(b)(6), (b)(3)
(b)(6), (b)(3)
2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ
(b)(6), (b)(3)
(b)(6), (b)(3)
2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ (b)(6), (b)(3)
2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ (b)(6), (b)(3)
2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ
APPROVAL
- - - - - - - - -
I r at i f y t he appoi nt ment of t he i nvest i gat i ng of f i cer , MAJ
The r ecommendat i on t hat :
- ( 10a) Member s of t he pr ess be encour aged or r equi r ed t o wear i dent i f yi ng vest s or di st i nct i ve
body ar mor wi t hi n t he MND- B AOR i s ( appr oved) ( di sappr oved) ( r emanded t o t he BCT Cdr ) .
- ( 10b) Coal i t i on For ces be not i f i ed when member s of t he pr ess ar e oper at i ng i n t hei r AORs i s
( appr oved) ( di sappr oved) ( r emanded t o t he BCT Cdr ) .
- ( 10c) Condol ence payment s be made t o f ami l i es of t he t wo chi l dr en wounded i n t hi s engagement
i s ( appr oved) ( di sappr oved) ( r emanded t o t he BCT Cdr ) .
I r emand t he mat t er t o t he 2/ 2I D Cdr f or appr opr i at e act i on.
VI NCENT K. BROOKS
Br i gadi er Gener al , USA
Deput y Commandi ng Gener al ( Maneuver )
(b)(6), (b)(3)
(b)(6), (b)(3)
(b)(6), (b)(3)
(b)(6), (b)(3)
(b)(6), (b)(3)
2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ
(b)(2)High
(b)(6), (b)(3)
(b)(6), (b)(3)
(b)(6), (b)(3)
2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ
(b)(2)High
(b)(6), (b)(3)
2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ (b)(6), (b)(3)
2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ (b)(6), (b)(3)
2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ
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(b)(6), (b)(3)
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(b)(6), (b)(3)
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(b)(6), (b)(3)
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2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ
(b)(6), (b)(3)
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(b)(6)
(b)(2)High
(b)(6), (b)(3)
(b)(6), (b)(3)
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2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ
(b)(6)
(b)(6)
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(b)(6), (b)(3)
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2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ
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2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ
(b)(6), (b)(3)
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(b)(2)High
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2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ
(b)(6)
(b)(6)
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(b)(6), (b)(3)
2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ
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Photos
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Exhibit O
2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ
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(b)(6) Graphic Photos
(b)(6), (b)(3)
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HIBIT P
MG Lynch Press Conference at
Coalition Press Information Center,
International Zone, Baghdad, Iraq.
24 J UNE, 2007 1437 Hours
2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ
(b)(6), (b)(3)
IBIT Q
Possibly Mr
11 J ULY, 2007 1038 Hours
2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ
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HIBIT R
Bravo Company, 2-16 IN HMMWV
12 J ULY, 2007 1026 Hours
2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ (b)(6), (b)(3)
2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ
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2-2 ID_Civ Death in Cbt Ops (Reuters Employees) 12J UL07 IO MAJ
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