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Killings Database – Year 2006

 

The Killing of Gani Ahmad Zaben

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Media Reports

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U.S. solder interrogates blindfolded Iraqi

Background - Ramadi, February 15th, 2006

 

“An investigating officer in Baghdad has recommended that commanders drop voluntary manslaughter and conspiracy charges against a Pennsylvania National Guard soldier after determining that he followed appropriate rules of engagement when he killed an Iraqi man in the insurgent stronghold of Ramadi in February. Army Lt. Col. John W. McClory found that Spec. Nathan B. Lynn, 21, of South Williamsport, Pa., did nothing wrong in shooting Gani Ahmad Zaben in the post-curfew darkness outside a group of homes on Feb. 15. […] ‘Although evidence in this case indicates that the victim was in fact unarmed, sufficient evidence was presented that SPC Lynn thought the man was armed, perceived hostile intent from the movement of the victim in an active area of combat operations, and acted within the ROE in engaging the target with deadly force,’ McClory wrote in his report to commanders on Thursday. […]”

 

Excerpt of a Washington Post article from July 22nd, 2006.

 

Media Reports

 

August 17th, 2006 - Pa. Guardsman Returns From Iraq After Court-Martial

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

August 5th, 2006 - Pa. Soldier Avoids Prison with Plea in Iraqi Slaying Case

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

July 23rd, 2006 - Pa. Guardsman Cleared in Iraqi's Death

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

July 22nd, 2006 - Killing by Guardsman in Iraq Called Appropriate

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

June 30th, 2006 - U.S. Servicemen Suspected of Unlawful Killings

1 news article of Reuters

 

June 26th, 2006 - Guardsmen Charged in Iraqi’s Death

1 news article by Washington Post

 

June 25th, 2006 - U.S. Charges Another Soldier in Iraq Killing

1 news article by Reuters

 

 

Military Reports

 

June 25th, 2006 - Two Soldiers Charged

News Release by the Headquarters U.S. Central Command

 

War Scenes from Ramadi

U.S. humvee hit by IED

Aftermath of IED attack against U.S. convoy

Ramadi Insurgents

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Background

 

1) An unidentified Iraqi soldier questions an unidentified Iraqi man after he approached officials during an Iraqi recruiting drive in the Iraqi city of Ramadi on Monday March 27, 2006, saying he wanted to join to get a pistol. The man was suspected of scouting out the complex for insurgents. He was questioned and was released later the same day - March 28th, 2006  - Todd Pitman/Associated Press;

 

War Scenes from Ramadi

 

1) An Iraqi commando, right, and a U.S. Army soldier look at a burning Humvee that was hit by an improvised explosive device a block from where voters entered a polling station Sunday in Ramadi - February 2005 - Joe Raedle / Getty Images;

2) A local resident looks back at the scene of an overnight bomb attack on a U.S. convoy of armored vehicles on the outskirts of Ramadi, an insurgent stronghold 113 kilometers (70 miles) west of Baghdad - February 17, 2005 - Bilal Hussein/Associated Press;

3) Insurgents engage in street fighting in Ramadi, an insurgent stronghold 113 kilometers (70 miles) west of Baghdad Saturday. Four suicide bombers blew themselves up Saturday, killing at least five people, in the latest wave of violence to mar the most important holiday in the Shiite Muslim calendar - February 19th, 2005 - Bilal Hussein/Associated Press;

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