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The Mahmudiya Massacre Images - A Photo Series

The Victims

Left: Three Iraqi identity cards of the three murder victims, Abeer Qassim Hamsa al-Janabi and her parents.

Middle: Mohammed al-Janabi displays ID cards and death certificates of the victims at their grave.

Right: Abeer’s younger brothers Ahmed and Mohammed in Mahmudiya - 4 months after the killings.

 

The Murder Scene

 

Left: The outside view of the house of the murdered family Janabi in July of 2006.

Right: Inside the room, where Abeer al-Janabi had been raped and murdered and her body was later found.

 

 

 

Left: Traffic Check Point 2, where Green was assigned, about 25 miles south of Baghdad.

Middle: Sleeping quarters at Traffic Check Point 2, where Green and his fellows were assigned for a three-week tour in March 2006.

Right: The path between Traffic Check Point 2 and the home of Abeer Al-Janabi.

 

 

 

Left: The field between Traffic Check Point 2 and the Al-Janabi home, which was about 300 meters away.

Middle: James Barker used his Army-issued knife to cut a security fence on the way to the family’s home.

Right: The pit in which Steven Green and his co-defendants burned their bloody clothes after the rape and murders.

 

The Accused - Steven Dale Green

From left to right: Arrest mugshot of Steven Green - First court appearance after arrest - In the army - In a Texas motel with an AK 47;

 

From left to right: Steven Green in the U.S. Army and during his highschool years;

 

The Accused - Steven Spielman

 

 

From left to right: Steven Spielman in the army and during his highschool years;

 

The Accused - Paul Cortez, Bryan Howard & James Barker

 

 

From left to right: Cortez & Howard during their highschool years - Barker in the U.S. Army;

 

Photo Credits

 

The Victims

 

1) The Iraqi identity cards of Abeer Qassim Hamsa al-Janabi, her mother, Fakhriya Taha al-Janabi (left) and her father Qasim Hamsa al-Janabi (right). - undated - Reuters;

2) Mohammed al-Janabi, uncle of the girl raped and killed by American soldiers, displays death certificates and IDs on his niece’s grave in Mahmoudiya, Iraq. - July 2006 - Ali Al-Mamori/Associated Press;

3) The brothers Ahmed, 9, left, and Mohammed Qassim Hamza, 11, of the young Iraqi girl who was allegedly raped then killed along with family members, sit at the stream behind their home in Mahmoudiya, south of Baghdad, Iraq. - July 6th, 2006 - Ali Al-Mahmori/Louisville Courier-Journal;

 

The Murder scene

 

1) Outside view of the house of the family Janabi - July 6th, 2006 - Ali Al-Mahmouri/Associated Press;

2) Hussein Mohammed points to the floor where he found the body of Abeer - July 6th, 2006 - Ali Al-Mahmouri/Associated Press;

3) Traffic Check Point 2, where Green was assigned, about 25 miles south of Baghdad. - Summer 2006 - U.S. Army/Louisville Courier-Journal;

4) Sleeping quarters at Traffic Check Point 2, about 25 miles south of Baghdad, where Green and his fellows were assigned for a three-week tour in March 2006. Soldiers said they slept for three or four hours a night, their sleep interruped by sand fleas, heat and fear of attacks. - Summer 2006 - U.S. Army/Louisville Courier-Journal;

5) The path between Traffic Check Point 2 and the home of Abeer Al-Janabi, who was raped and murdered on March 12, 2006. - Summer 2006 - U.S. Army/Louisville Courier-Journal;

6) The field between Traffic Check Point 2 and the Al-Janabi home, which was about 300 meters away. - Summer 2006 - U.S. Army/Louisville Courier-Journal;

7) James Barker used his Army-issued knife to cut a security fence on the way to the family’s home, according to testimony in court-martials that followed the rape and killings. - Summer 2006 - U.S. Army/Louisville Courier-Journal;

8) The pit in Mahmudiya in which Steven Green and his co-defendants burned their bloody clothes after the rape and murders. - Summer 2006 - U.S. Army/Louisville Courier-Journal;

 

The Accused - Steven Dale Green

 

First row: 1) Steven Green Mugshot - July 3rd, 2006 - Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office;

2) Steven Green after first court appearance - July 3rd, 2006 - Patrick Schneider/The Charlotte Observer;

3) This undated photo provided Thursday, Dec. 13th, 2007 by Nancy Hess, shows Pfc. Steven D. Green. - undated - Pfc. Jesse Spielman via Nancy Hess/Associated Press;

4) Steven Green in a motel room in Texas - undated - Newsweek (August 7th, 2006 edition);

Second row: 5) Green in Iraq - March 2005 - Ben Overby/Associated Press;

6) Steven Green posing for Army magazine in Iraq - December 9th, 2005 - Army News Service;

7) Steven Green in the U.S. Army - undated - Steven Green legal defense team/Louisville Courier-Journal;

8) Steven D. Green as a freshman at the high school in Alvarado, Texas - undated - Alvarado High School/Associated Press;

 

The Accused - Jesse Spielman

 

1) Jesse V. Spielman as U.S. soldier - undated - Chambersburg Public Opinion;

2) Jesse V. Spielman as U.S. soldier - undated - Source unknown;

3) Jesse V. Spielman in highschool - undated - Highschool yearbook;

 

The Accused - Paul Cortez, Bryan Howard & James Barker

 

1) Paul E. Cortez in highschool - 2000 - 'Centurion’ - Yearbook for Central High School in Barstow, California;

2) Bryan L. Howard - undated - Highschool yearbook;

3) James Barker - undated - Steven Green legal defense team/Louisville Courier-Journal;

 

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