SIGACT Reports

Note: corrections and/or additions welcome 

There are an estimated 19 Americans believed still missing in Iraq.

The missing cover a wide range of citizens, from a civilian installing water bottling equipment to private security.

The WikiLeaks Iraq War Logs (relocated website) includes a number of the earliest known incident reports for the kidnappings of most of these Americans. Of some of the kidnapping victims, absolutely nothing is known beyond what is in these early reports.

To this day, some of the victim's identities have never been revealed to the public.

SIGACT

The incident reports at the Iraq War Logs - formally known as SIGACT or Significant Activity reports - are often brief and oblique, filed in the very first hours following an abduction. Sometimes details in the early reports are wrong - such as the age, sex or nationality of the kidnap victim. Sometimes the attention to detail is staggering. What's important to keep in mind about these reports is they are the first domino in a chain of events that - in theory - should launch US government agency resources for the recovery of the kidnapping victim. Unfortunately, response seems quite uneven as the reports below imply.

Because continued access to the WikiLeaks sites is constantly shifting, the SIGACT reports are included in full (except for one very long one which is noted). Links within the SIGACT reports are to the current WikiLeaks site as the original Iraq War Logs site is no longer available.

Also included below is the chart of Americans Missing in Iraq posted and mantained elsewhere on this blog. The chart includes the incident date, name, and status of those Americans known to be missing and/or held hostage in Iraq in table format.

About the Data

Data used for the chart is culled from news articles, the US Department of State annual Country Reports on Terrorism as well as the Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS) of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). (Side note: the annual reports on "terrorism" do not include kidnappings due to criminal activity). There's some guesswork involved in pairing an incident as reported by the US Department of State with an entry in the Iraq War Logs.

DUSTWUN

One of the acronyms used frequently in the SIGACT reports is DUSTWUN.

Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) is the formal designation for the casualty status of missing military personnel. The proper designation for missing civilian personnel is EAWUN (Excused Absence Whereabouts Unknown). For reasons that are unclear, DUSTWUN appears to be the only term used in the Iraq War Logs.

Last but not least, the formatting of the SIGACT reports is as found at WikiLeaks. Unfortunately, it doesn't always translate to clean html. Any discrepancies are likely my own error.

Americans Missing in Iraq - as of May 20, 2012


Names missing from the chart below: Haqi al-Shemary and Hussain al-Zurufi.

Date
Name - incident report
Status
1
Oct 9, 2003
Kirk von Ackermann
missing
1
2
Apr 5, 2004
unknown female #1*
missing
2
3
Apr 8, 2004
Orly Halperin
released
4
Apr 9, 2004
Thomas Hamill 
escaped
5
Apr 9, 2004
Nicholas Evan Berg
deceased
6
Apr 9, 2004
William Bradley
deceased
7
Apr 9, 2004
Pfc Keith Matthew Maupin
deceased
8
Apr 9, 2004
Timothy E Bell
missing
3
9
May 3, 2004
Aban Elias
missing
4
10
Aug 13, 2004
Micah Garen
released
11
Sept 16, 2004
Jack Henlsey
deceased
12
Sept 16, 2004
Olin Eugene Armstrong Jr
deceased
13
Oct 10, 2004
Paul Taggart
released
14
Nov 1, 2004
Roy Hallums
released
15
Nov 2, 2004
Dean Sadek
missing
5
16
Nov 17-19, 2004
Bob Hamza (also Hamze)
missing
6
17
Apr 11, 2005
Jeffrey Ake
missing
7
18
May 17, 2005
unknown #2
missing
8
19
Aug 2, 2005
Steven Charles Vincent
deceased
20
Sept 27, 2005
Abbas Kareem Naama (Tim)
missing
9
21
Nov 25, 2005
Ronald Alan Schulz 
deceased
22
Nov 26, 2005
Thomas William Fox
deceased
23
Dec 2, 2005
unknown #3
missing
10
24
Jan 7, 2006
Jill Carroll
released
25
Jun 16, 2006
Pfc Kristian Menchaca
deceased
26
Jun 16, 2006
Pfc Thomas Tucker
deceased
27
Oct 23, 2006
Sgt Ahmed Qusai al-Taayie
deceased

28
Nov 16, 2006
Jonathon Michael Cote
deceased
29
Nov 16, 2006
Paul Christopher Johnson-Reuben
deceased
30
Nov 16, 2006
Joshua Mark Munns
deceased
31
Nov 16, 2006
John Roy Young
deceased
32
Nov 27, 2006
Maj Troy Lee Gilbert (deceased)
missing
11
33
Jan 5, 2007
Ronald J Withrow
deceased
34
Jan 27, 2007
unknown #4
missing
12
35
Jan 27, 2007
unknown #5
missing
13
36
Feb 1, 2007
unknown Iraqi-American #6
missing
14
37
Mar 3, 2007
Adnan Al Hilawi
missing
15
38
Apr 25, 2007
unknown #7
missing
16
39
May 12, 2007
Sgt Alex Ramon Jimenez
deceased
40
May 12, 2007
Pfc Byron W Fouty
deceased
41
May 25, 2007
unknown #8
missing
17
42
Aug 17, 2007
unknown #9
missing
18
43
summer 2008
unknown #10
missing
19
44
May 21, 2009
Jim Kitterman
deceased
45
Jan 23, 2010
Issa T Salomi
released
46
June 18, 2011
Rand Michael Hultz
released

*based on WikiLeaks SIGACT report - needs verification. Worth noting, a British man, Gary Teeley, was abducted on April 5, 2004 in Nasiriyah and then released less than one week later on April 11, 2004.

Not included in the chart (at this time) are the troops taken POW (status: missing) during the invasion of March 2003. All were Returned to Military Control:
Spc. Edgar Hernandez
Spc. Joseph Hudson
Spc. Shoshana Johnson
Pfc. Patrick Miller
Sgt. James Riley
Pfc. Jessica Lynch
Chief warrant officer David Williams
Chief warrant officer Ronald Young Jr.

US Navy pilot Capt. Michael Scott Speicher, shot down during Gulf War I, is also not included. Speicher's remains were recovered in August of 2009.
US Marine Corporal Wassef Ali Hassoun, accused by the US military of having deserted in Iraq on June 19, 2004, is also not included. Hassoun is believed to currently be in hiding in Lebanon.

Significant Activity Reports (SIGACT)

From WikiLeaks, Iraq War Logs, published October 22, 2010, active links to the current site.

The SIGACT logs include a kidnapping report for April 5, 2004. Worth noting, a British man, Gary Teeley, was abducted on April 5 in Nasiriyah and then released less than one week later on April 11, 2004.
___ US informed us that a US citizen ___ reported that several persons were kidnapped in An Nasiriyah. The suspected kidnapping includes ___ personnel: , ___ female and
2004-04-05 20:08

___ US informed us that a US citizen ___ reported that several persons were kidnapped in An Nasiriyah. The suspected kidnapping includes ___ personnel: , ___ female and ___ US females. IT Bde informed. No further details known.
Timothy Bell, William Bradley, Thomas Hamill and US Army Pfc Keith Matthew Maupin were abducted on April 9, 2004. Hamill later escaped his kidnappers. Bradley's body was recovered and identified in 2005. Maupin's body was recovered and identified in 2008. Bell remains missing.
COORDINATED ATTK ON ___ CONVOY IN ZONE : ___ KIA; ___ KILLED
2004-04-09 06:25:00

( ) -___ CAV REPORTED THAT THE ___ CONVOY WAS AMBUSHED. -___ CAV REPORTS ___ MILITARY ___ CAUGHT FIRE. ___ TRANS CONVOY HIT A ROADBLOCK AT ___. THEY THEN ___ SMALL ARMS FIRE WITH 1X ___ AND 1X HMMWV DAMAGED. THE CONVOY PUSHED ___ THE ROAD BLOCK AND WAS THEN AMBUSHED WITH APPROXIMATELY ___ RPGS AND ADDITIONAL SMALL ARMS AT . -___ CAV REPORTS ___ CASUALTIES IN ALL TRANSPORTED TO LOG ___ FOR TREATMENT OR FURTHER EVACUATION. ___ US ___ KIA (1X DOW) AND ___ IZ CIVILIAN KILLED; ___ LITTER URGENT WOUNDED AND ___ AMBULATORY WOUNDED. ___ REPORTS THAT ___ US SOLDIERS AND ___ EMPLOYEES ARE ___ FOR FROM THE ATTACK TODAY. ALL MED FACILITIES, MORTUARY AFFAIRS AND THE -___ CAV HAVE BEEN COORDINATED WITH FOR THE MISSING PERSONS WHEREABOUTS, WITH NEGATIVE RESULTS.
Olin Eugene Armstrong and Jack Hensley were abducted on September 16, 2004. Both men were decapitated by their kidnappers. Their bodies were recovered and identified a week later.
CIV CONTRACTORS ABDUCTED BY AIF IN BAGHDAD(ZONE ): ___ ABDUCTED
2004-09-16 01:25:00

AT 0725D, ___ REPORTS THAT 2X US CONTRACTORS AND 1X UK CONTRACTOR WERE ABDUCTED FROM THE ___ DISTRICT-___ VILLAGE. ALL THREE VICTIMS WERE ABDUCTED BY 5X AIF AND WERE SEEN IN A BLUE KIA (UNKNOWN DIRECTION OF TRAVEL). ALSO TAKEN FROM THE SCENE WAS A ___, UNKNOWN COLOR. ALL THREE VICTIMS WORK FOR GULF SUPPLY SERVICES.
Paul Taggart was abducted on October 10, 2004. He was released several days later.
US ____ KIDNAPPED IN BAGHDAD (ZONE ___)
2004-10-10 11:00:00

AT 1600C, /___ MP REPORTS THAT AN ___ WAS KIDNAPPED NEAR THE ___ HOSPITAL. THE E___ DRIVER AND ___ REPORTED THE KIDNAPPING TO THE ___ IP STATION. HE WAS WEARING A LIGHT BLUE GOLF SHIRT AND BLUE JEANS. E___ NAME IS ___. KIDNAPPERS WERE DRIVING A BLACK ___ PLATES. IPS CASE NUMBER ___, INVESTIGATING OFFICER ___ BADGE # ___.
Roy Hallums was abducted on November 1, 2004. He was released 10 months later, in 2005.
CIVILIANS KIDNAPPED IVO BAGHDAD (ZONE ): ___ AIF KIA, ___ KILLED, ___
2004-11-01 11:42:00

AT 1742C, US EMBASSY OFFICIALS ___ THAT A ___ FINANCIAL BUSINESS IN THE ___ DISTRICT WAS ATTACKED IN FORCE BY AN UNKNOWN NUMBER OF AIF IN 3X VEHICLES. 2X AIF KIA, 1X SECURITY GUARD KILLED. HOSTAGES ARE 5X LN MALE ADULTS, AND 1X US CITIZEN. ALL WERE MEMBERS OF THE ___ INDEPENDENT SECURITY FIRM. VEHICLES ARE DESCRIBED AS 1X WHITE KIA TRUCK, 1X RED ___ WITH AN RPG, AND 1X WHITE KIA ___-DOOR SEDAN. THE DEAD AIF WAS IN POSSESSION OF A CELL PHONE.
Dean Sadek (also known as Radim Sadeq Mohammed Sadeq) was abducted on November 2, 2004. He remains missing.
KIDNAPPING ___ BY IPS IVO BAGHDAD (ZONE ): ___ BORN US CITIZEN
2004-11-02 17:35:00

AT 2335C, IPS REPORTED A ___ BORN ( ___) WHO HOLDS A .___. PASSPORT WAS KIDNAPPED. ___ DISPATCHED A PATROL TO THE LOCATION TO INVESTIGATE. INCIDENT OCCURRED AT //___. THERE WERE 3X LN'___ PRESENT WHEN THE KIDNAPPING TOOK PLACE. THERE WERE -___ GUNMEN WEARING MASK AND CARRYING AK-'___, EXCEPT FOR 1X KIDNAPPER WHO WAS NOT WEARING A MASK. HE HAD A SCAR ON HIS FACE AND CARRIED A GOLD COLORED PISTOL. THE KIDNAPPERS TOLD EVERYONE TO GET ON THE ___ AND ASKED FOR ___ BY NAME. NO SHOTS WERE FIRED AND THERE IS NO DESCRIPTION OF ANY VEHICLES.
Jeffrey Ake was abducted on April 11, 2005. He remains missing.
KIDNAPPING IN BAGHDAD (ZONE ): ___ CF INJ/DAMAGE
2005-04-11 08:36:00

AT 1436D, JCC REPORTED BEING CONTACTED BY AN ___ CONTRACTOR STATING ___ MASKED GUNMEN PULLED UP TO A WATER TREATMENT PLANT AND DEMANDED TO SEE THE ___ WHO WAS WORKING THERE THEY TOOK HIM AWAY. ___ PHONES WERE ALSO STOLEN ___ AND ___ X BLACK ___(NO PLATES) / SECOND UNSEEN CAR. ALSO STOLEN WAS EMPLOYEES BLACK ( ___. NO CF INJ/DAMAGE

UPDATE 2053D -___ CDR QUESTION CIV WHO STATED VICTIM WAS ZIP TIED( CIV BELIEVED HE WAS FRENCH) AND PLACED INTO A BLACK ___ AND SPED OFF IN HEADING TOWARDS ___ BOOR. VICTIM ONLY WORKED THERE ___ DAYS
According to a report from the US State Department, an Unknown American citizen was abducted on May 17, 2005. The SIGACT logs include a kidnapping report for May 16, 2005.
CIV KIDNAPPED IN BAGHDAD(ZONE ): ___ CIV MISSING, ___ CF INJ/DAMAGE
2005-05-16 10:00:00

AT 1600D, A ___ SITE ENGINEER, A FOREMAN, AND A DRIVER ___ KIDNAPPED ON THEIR WAY BACK FROM THE ___ WEST BAGHDAD ___. THE KIDNAPPERS WERE TRAVELING IN A BLACK ___ AND ___. THE KIDNAPPERS LATER RELEASED THE FOREMAN AND THE DRIVER AT A FARM EN ROUTE ___ FALLUJAH. THE KIDNAPPERS ASKED FOR A ,___. THE KIDNAPPERS THEN CONTACTED ___ COMPANY AND MADE MORE THREATS. AS OF ___, THE RANSOM FOR THE RELEASE OF THE KIDNAPPED ENGINEER WAS ,___. CLOSED
Steven Charles Vincent was abducted on August 2, 2005. He was killed later that day. His body was recovered and identified. Journalist,
KIDNAPPING OF CIV IN BASRAH CITY: ___ CIV KILLED, ___ CIV INJ, ___ CF INJ/DAMAGE
2005-08-02 12:34:00

___, THE ___ OF A MONEY EXCHANGE REPORTED THE KIDNAPPING OF ___ X ___ (POSSIBLY WESTERN) AND ___ X FEMALE ( ___) IVO GR ___ BASRAH CITY. A LARGE NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS WERE LEFT AT THE SCENE AND THESE ARE BEING TAKEN TO THE ___ CONSULATE AT BASRAH PALACE. SUBSEQUENT PJOC REPORTING INDICATES THAT THE ___ CIV WERE THROWN FROM A CAR AT , ___ DISTRICT BASRAH. THE US MALE HAD BEEN SHOT ___ TIMES AND DOW AND IS IN THE MORGUE AT ___ HOSPITAL ( ___), THE IZ FEMALE WAS SHOT THREE TIMES AND HAS BEEN MEDEVACED TO ___ HOSPITAL . FEMALE HAS BEEN QUESTIONED BY THE IPS. US MISSION INFORMED AND MEETING WITH ___ CG.
Jill Carroll was abducted on January 7, 2006. She was released three months later. Initial report followed by a second longer report.
UNK
2006-01-07 00:12

AIF kidnapped ___ and assassinated her linguist, , ___ worked for ___ Newspaper. ___ stole vehicle, Red ___, but left their own vehicle, ___, at the scene. Body of ___
KIDNAPPING OF CIV ___ IN BAGHDAD (ZONE ): ___ CIV KIDNAPPED, ___ CIV KILLED,
2006-01-07 05:49:00

AT , ___ US FEMALE ___ WAS KIDNAPPED. ONE OF HER ___ WAS KILLED. SUSPECTS ARE TRAVELING IN A RED TOYOTA : ___, BLACK ___ PLATE. UNK DIRECTION OF TRAVEL.

SUMMARY ___ US FEMALE ___ KIDNAPPED,___ KIA.

UPDATE ___: VEHICLE IS A RED TOYOTA ___, LICENSE: ___. BLACK ___ ALSO REPORTED INVOLVED

UPDATE : -___ UNIT ON SCENE REPORTS THAT ___ ON SCENE SAY THAT THE KIDNAPPERS FLED IN A ___ BLACK ___ BELONGING TO THE KIA TERP

UPDATE: ___ PERSON IS , ___ FOR THE ___ US CITIZEN, ABOUT ___ FEET ___ INCHES, BROWN HAIR, DIED RED, LIGHT COMPLEXION, SLIM 3 PROBABLY ___ POUNDS

WHAT WE KNOW:

. ___ WAS IN A RED, TOYOTA ___ TOYOTA ___ WITH HER DRIVER AND ___, EITHER GOING TO OR RETURNING FROM AN INTERVIEW WITH ___, A ___ POLITICAL LEADER, AT HIS OFFICE IN THE ___ NEIGHBORHOOD.
___. KIDNAPPING OCCURRED ___ METERS BACK FROM F ___G OFFICE, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE F___ ENDOWMENT,G THE GOVERNMENT OFFICE THAT CONTROLS ALL ___ MOSQUES IN ___, BEFORE / AFTER MEETING WITH .
___. DRIVER NOT INJURED. HE GOT TO AN IRAQI MILITARY BASE, NEAR ___ STREET NEAR ___ MOSQUE. HEE___ STILL THERE.
___. THE KIDNAPPERS APPARENTLY KILLED THE ___, AND HIS BODY IS STILL IN THE STREET IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, ABOUT ___ METERS FROM E___ OFFICE, WHICH WE BELIEVE IS NEAR THE ___ ENDOWMENT / F___,G IN .
___. APPARENTLY THE KIDNAPPERS TOOK THE CAR 3 WHICH IS A RED TOYOTA , ___ MODEL.
___. THE TRANSLATORS NAME IS ___, AS STATED ABOVE, WE BELIEVE HIS BODY IS STILL IN THE STREET IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

UPDATE : ___ INFORMS ___ CDR REQUESTS HIS FORCES INCREASE ITS COMBAT PATROLS IN THE ___ DISTRICT. HE ___ THE KIDNAPPERS ARE IN THE AREA. PASSING ON TO BAGHDAD.
A reader sent the following SIGACT report for March 9, 2006. It is believed the murder victim is Thomas William Fox who was abducted with 3 other members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams on November 26, 2005. Norman Kember, James Loney and Harmeet Sooden were rescued on March 23, 2006.

Of note: as far as I know, US Army Mortuary Affairs only handles the bodies of American citizens and/or Coalition Forces. The SIGACT report clearly states the victim is a CIV (civilian).
MURDER OF CIV ___ BY /___ IN ___ (ZONE ): ___ CIV KILLED, ___ INJ/___
2006-03-09 18:06

___ IN ZONE ___ IVO ___, FOB : ___ IA FOUND AN ___ OR ___ LOOKING BODY BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE BODY HAS BLOND HAIR AND ___ FEATURES. IA REPORT THEY ARE BRINGING THE BODY BACK TO MORTUARY AFFAIRS ON BIAP.

ASSESSMENT: THIS INDIVIDUAL MAY HAVE BEEN MURDERED BECAUSE HE APPEARS ___ OR .

___: FOB -___ HAVE THE BODY CURRENTLY STORED IT IN THE MORGUE AT BIAP. AN ___, BUT NO RESULTS ___ UNTIL THE REPORT IS COMPLETED.

UPDATE ___: (G3 OPS): ADDITIONAL ___ RECEIVED STATES THAT THE MAN APPEARS TO BE ABOUT ___ YEARS OLD AND TO HAVE A SEVERE ___ WOUND OR POSSIBLE ___. BODY WAS FOUND BETWEEN THE ___ MOSQUE ( ___) AND THE ___ SCHOOL ( ___). G3 AVN (PERSONNEL RECOVERY), G4 (MORTUARY AFFAIRS), PAO, AND PMO (CID) WERE NOTIFIED UPON RECEIPT OF ORIGINAL REPORT.

SUMMARY:

1XFOUND BODY

CLOSED BDA NO CF INJ/DAMAGE
Pfc Kristian Menchaca and Pfc Thomas Tucker were abducted on June 16, 2006. Several days later, the mutilated and tortured bodies of both men were recovered and identified.
COMPLEX ATTK ON /-___ IN IVO ___ (ZONE ): ___ KIA/DAMAGE
2006-06-16 19:07

****** INITIAL INCIDENT REPORT AND TIMELINE PRECEDING THAT BELOW HAS BEEN ATTACHED AS A WORD DOCUMENT.*****

___ JUN: COL ___ OF A TIP RECEIVED STATING A UNIFORMED .___. SOLDIER'___ BODY WAS LOCATED ON THE LEFT BANK OF THE NUMBER ___ IRRIGATION CANAL (" ___") IN THE ___ AREA NEAR ___. THE LOCATION THE IA .
___: LIFT ___ DEPARTS BIAP TO PICK UP ___ FOR ___-FILL.
___: LIFT ___ WHEELS UP FROM BIAP ENROUTE TO PZ CROW FOR ___-FILL.
: ___ SPOTS A BODY FLOATING SOUTH EAST IN ___ CANAL VIC
: ___ UPDATES GRID VIC
___: CURRENT GRID OF SUSPECTED REMAINS
___: WHEELS UP FROM LZ STRIKE ENROUTE TO PZ CROW TO ___-FILL ___ AND CONDUCT ___ OPERATIONS.
: /-___ CONFIRMS PULLING 1XLN BODY OUT OF ___ CANAL.
: ___ EXFIL COMPLETE
: ___ THAT THE DIVE TEAM HAS CLEARED AS FAR AS THEY ARE ABLE TO CLEAR DUE TO THE INABILITY TO CLEAR DOWN RTE ___. UNTIL WE CAN CLEAR FURTHER DOWN ___ OR THE DIVE TEAM CAN FORMULATE AN ALTERNATE PLAN.
___: A/-___ REPORTS FINDING A SECOND IED ___ UP THE ROAD FROM THE IED
___: SOF REPORTS WHEELS UP ENROUTE TO THE POSSIBLE CRAWLING BODY TO INVESTIGATE.
___: LIFT ___ SERIAL ___ WHEELS UP FROM PZ CROW (RE-SUPPLY)
___: HILLAH SWAT REPORTS -___ OBJECTIVES -___ ARE CLEAR, THE ELEMENTS ARE MOVING TO PZ POSTURE ___ TO ___-FILL.
___: SOF WHEELS DOWN AT THE SITE WHERE THE CRAWLING BODY WAS REPORTED. CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING THE SITE.
___: SOF REPORTS NSTR ON THE SEARCH OF THE BODY THAT WAS CRAWLING. THE SOF ELEMENT LEAVES THE AREA.
LIFT ___ OF HILLAH SWAT ___ WHEELS UP AT LZ PINE ENROUTE TO PZ SPARK.
___ 0020D JUN : HILLAH SWAT ___-FILL COMPLETE.
___: 2X DIVE TEAMS CURRENTLY AT PZ POSTURE PREPARED TO BE ___-FILLED.
___ FOR THE DIVE TEAM
___: SIC AND ___ X PLT -___ MOVES DOWN
___: DUSTWUN RECOVERY OPERATION STARTS AT THE ___ PLANT
___: WHEELS UP FROM ___-GRAB ENROUTE TO ___ TO CONDUCT .
___: WHEELS DOWN AT ___ TO CONDUCT
: -___ BEGINS TO CLEAR ___, C2, , ,
___: WHEELS UP FROM LZ STRIKE ENROUTE TO PICK UP ___ SOLDIERS TO MOVE THEM TO FOB .
: -___ IN DETAINED 2X LN VIC ___ IN SUPPORT OF ___ COURAGE RESOLVE. THE DETAINEES ___ CARE BY -___. THE 2X LN WERE BROTHERS BELIEVED TO BE A PART OF THE ___ CELL.
___: LIFT ___ WHEELS UP PZ STRIKE
___: LIFT ___ ARRIVES AT PZ .
___: LIFT ___ WHEELS DOWN AT LZ ___ FOR ___ OF OBJ COURAGE.
___: LIFT ___ WHEELS UP FROM PZ PINE ENROUTE TO SITE.
___: WHEELS DOWN PZ
___: WHEELS UP
___: WHEELS DOWN LZ
___: WHEELS UP AT LZ
: ___ LIFT DEPART PZ PINE ENROUTE PZ
: ___ LIFT DEPART PZ PINE ENROUTE PZ
: ___ LIFT WHEELS UP FROM PZ ___ ENROUTE PZ PINE
: ___ LIFT WHEELS DOWN PZ PINE
: ___ LIFT FROM PZ ___ ENROUTE PZ PINE
___ WHEELS DOWN PZ PINE.
: -___ IN REPORT ___ ON PERSONNEL AND ___-MISSION COMPLETE
___ BDE DIRECTED TO CLOSE SIGACT AND UPDATE MISSION ICONS

SUMMARY:
___ X SAF AND RPG
___ X US KIA
CLOSED
Sgt Ahmed Qusai al-Taayie was abducted on October 23, 2006. Al-Taie's remains were recovered and  identified in February 2012.
*DUSTWUN ___ BY ___ ID HQ IN ___ ( ZONE ); ___ DUSTWUN, ___ DAMAGE
2006-10-23 18:06

AT 1400C-1430C IN ___ (ZONE ___ ) IVO , ___ HQ REPORTS A DUSTWUN SOLDIER, LAST TIME SEEN IN UNIFORM IN THE IZ
___.

SEE 231700C ATTACHMENT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Jonathon Michael Cote, Paul Christopher Johnson-Ruben, Joshua Mark Munns, John Roy Young were abducted on November 16, 2006. Their remains were recovered and identified in 2008.
*HIJACKING OF CIV CONVOY IVO : ___ AIF KIA, ___ US ___
2006-11-16 06:43:00

AT 1243C, AT ( ___) A CONVOY FROM ___ CONSISTING OF (___) VEH AND ESCORTED BY (___) GUN TRUCKS OF CRESCENT SECURITY WAS STOPPED BY (___) MEN DRESSED AS IPS IN GREEN AND BLACK FATIGUES, RED BERETS AND WEARING SKI MASKS. THE MEN APPROACHED THE CONVOY WITH AK VARIANTS AND, WHEN THE CONVOY TRIED TO DRIVE AWAY, THE WINDSCREEN OF THE LEAD VEH WAS SHOT OUT, ONCE STOPPED (___) MILITIA MEN APPEARED FROM BEHIND COVER. ___ SEIZED INCLUDED (___) X US, (___) X AUS AND (___) LN AND ONE PSD GUN TRUCK AND ___ CIV FLAT BEDS. THEY ARE ___ TO HAVE BEEN SIGHTED IN BASRA (UNCONFIRMED). THE AIF IN IP UNIFORM ALSO TOOK ___ OF THE GUN TRUCKS AND BLOCKED EACH ___ HIGHWAY AND THE TOOK THE KEYS AND DEPARTED.

UK QRF IS ON SITE AS IS A US UNIT. FIXED AND ROTARY WING ASSETS HAVE ALSO BEEN TASKED

CRESCENT SECURITY HAS DESPATCHED (___) GUN TRUCKS FROM ___ WITH SPARE KEYS FOR THE () ___ BLOCKING THE ROAD.

___ US CIV, ___ CIV AND ___ LN DET/___ CIV TRUCKS AND ___ VEH DET.

1645C UPDATE: HI-JACKED PSD VEH IS A SILVER ___ AVALANCHE WITH CREW MOUNTED ___ ON REAR. ALL CIV TRUCKS WERE FROM THE ___ COMPANY AND WERE EMPTY TRAVELLING TO THE ___ BASE IN ___ TO RECOVER STORES/___ OUT OF THEATRE. MND(SE) HAVE ENGAGED ___ IA DIV, THE IPS AND DBE IN THIS INCIDENT.

1710C UPDATE. CONVOY STOPPED BY (___) 'IPS'. ___ HAS ALERTED ALL POLICE STATIONS. MND(SE) HAVE ___, SF AND AVN ASSETS STOOD BY IN ORDER TO STRIKE WHEN THE LOC OF DETAINED PERSONNEL ARE KNOWN. ___, THE IPS CHIEF OF POLICE HAS NO KNOWLEDGE OF THIS ALLEGED 'IPS' ACTIVITY.

1725C - ___ PSD VEH HIJACKED ONLY.

1825C - MND(SE) FULL ___ ATTACHED WITH ___. ADDITIONALLY MND(SE) SENDING CF TROOPS TO EVERY POLICE STATION TO CHECK FOR THE DETAINEES.

0300C - UPDATED TIMELINE ATTACHED.

___ 1025C UPDATE: OP ___ ATTACHED. OP TOOK PLACE AT ___ 0408C TO ATTEMPT TO RESCUE THE HOSTAGE ON INTELLIGENCE RECEIVED. ___ WERE KIA. NO CF INJ NO DAMAGE. NO HOSTAGES WERE FOUND.

0700C- A RAID WAS CONDUCTED AT 0330C ON A LOCATION AT , ___ DID NOT FIND ANY EVIDENCE OF HOSTAGES OR KIDNAPPERS. ___ X AIF WERE KIA IN THE PROCESS.

___ NOV - UPDATE: MND-SE REPORTED THAT 9X LN KIDNAPPED HAVE BEEN RELEASED. CURRENTLY TRACKING 4X US CIV AND 1X ___ CIV MISSING.

___
Major Troy Lee Gilbert died when his jet crashed on November 27, 2006. Before US personnel could recover his remains, his body was taken by anti-coalition forces from the crash site. Video of Gilbert's body was later posted on the internet. Remains from the crash site were positively identified shortly after the crash but his body remains missing.
(NON-COMBAT EVENT) ACCIDENT RPT BY AF - : ___ CF KIA
2006-11-27 07:40:00

___ RECEIVED FROM SOF LNO THAT 1X -___ (HOUND ___) DOWN. A/___ WAS IN SUPPORT OF A TIC WHEN IT FAILED TO PULL OUT OF A ___ RUN AND CRASHED.
: ___ DOWNED , ___ INITIATED THROUGH ___ CHAT.
___: BATTLE MAJOR ALERTS ___ TO BRING ___ TO
___: ATK AVN DIRECTED TO CRASH SITE.
___: UAV DIRECTED TO SITE (PREDATOR GREY)
: / (___) IN ZONE ___, ISO DOWNED AC
:
: ___ LAUNCH AUTHORIZED BY CG. ___ DIRECTS ___ TO LAUNCH ___
1X UH- / ___ PAX ___ SITE. ___ "LEGION" FREQUENCY . /
- ___ BCT ORDERED TO ___ PLT IOT REINFORCE CRASH SITE AS REQUIRED
- ___ ACKNOWLEDGES ORDER
___ ETA: ___ MIN
: ___ WITHDRAWN /___ FROM
___ CONFIRMS ___ AT ___ AT FOB TAJI
___: CORPS ___ APPROVES ___ SHIFT /___ MNF-___ AND MND-___.
272246NOV06: SP FOB TAJI WITH TF ___, EOD, HUSKY, ___, AND RECOVERY ASSETS. TOC HAS SHADOW COVERAGE OVER AREA AND ATTACK AIR IS ON STATION AND IN ___ WITH MOVEMENT UNIT.
280010NOV06: MOVEMENT UNIT HAS REACHED ___ .
280020NOV06: MOVEMENT UNIT HAS REACHED VIC ___.
280045NOV06: MOVEMENT UNIT HAS REACHED MC ___.
280100NOV06: RECOVERY TEAM HAS STARTED MOVEMENT FROM ___ WEST ALONG .
: ___ TEAM HAS REACHED GRID MC ___.
280310NOV06: GO ___ REPORTS FINDING AN IED VIC MC ___. EOD ___ PLACE WITH CONTROLLED BLAST.
280335NOV06: EOD CONDUCTS CONTROLLED BLAST. IED WAS FOUND IN DIRT MOUND ON THE NORTH SIDE OF ROUTE . ___ AND NO DAMAGE REPORTED. CONTINUING MISSION.
280405NOV06: RECOVERY TEAM REACHES ___.
280427NOV06: RECOVERY TEAM REACHES ___.
280515NOV06: FM LINK UP WITH CALAMITY ___ (MARINES).
280527NOV06: VISUAL ___ WITH MARINES.
280535NOV06: ON THE GROUND WITH MARINE UNITS.
280945NOV06: ___ WITH ___ ON THE ___ AT CRASH SITE ESTABLISHED. EXTERNAL EOD ARRIVED, ___. NO ADDITIONAL ___ ARE REQUESTED. MOVEMENT VEHICLES CONSUMED APPROX. /___ FUEL TO GET THERE. WAITING FOR SSE TEAM TO CONDUCT EXPLOITATION BEFORE PICKING UP DEBRIS.
281405NOV06: MESSAGE FROM ___ STATES THAT THEY ARE VIC GRID MC ___, PERIMETER IS SECURE, NO ENEMY ___, NO LOCAL NATIONAL INTEREST. UNIT HAS PATROLLED HOUSES ON THE ___, NO ___ WITH PILOT, DO NOT EXPECT THAT TO CHANGE. THEY HAVE YELLOW SMOKE AND -___ PANEL. FREQ IS ___ CT ___, CH ___. EOD AND ACCIDENT REVIEW BD HAS JUST RELEASED THE SITE.
281413NOV06: MESSAGE FROM ___ STATES THAT HIS UNIT IS CURRENTLY POLICING UP THE WRECKAGE AND LOADING IT INTO THE ___ AND ONTO THE ___. ALL ___ HAS BEEN ISOLATED AND EOD IS PREPARING TO DESTROY IT ON SITE. THE USAF ___ THE SITE AT ___ AND ___ EXPECTS TO BE DONE WORKING BY THEN. SECURITY IS SET WITH NO ISSUES, NEGATIVE ENEMY ___, HLZ IS PREPARED FOR ___. EXPECTED TIME OF DEPARTURE FOR FOB TAJI IS NLT ___.
281434NOV06: MESSAGE FROM ___, ENEMY ___ IS NOT LIKELY BUT POSSIBLE. MOST LIKELY ___ WOULD BE A MORTAR OR DRIVE-BY.
: ___ DECLARED DUSTWUN.
021343DEC06: STATUS CHANGED TO KILLED IN ACTION (KIA) ON ___ DEC ___.
041530DEC06: AS A RESULT OF TESTING AND INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS THE STATUS OF THE -___ PILOT WHOSE PLANE CRASHED VIC ___ HAS CHANGED FROM DUSTWUN TO DECEASED. WITH THIS NEW STATUS, THE NATURE OF THE RECOVERY OPERATION HAS CHANGED FROM DUSTWUN TO THE RECOVERY OF AN ___ PILOTE___ REMAINS.
FOR THESE REASONS, /___ CD ___ WESTERN RECOVERY AND RETIRE FROM ___ RECOVERY TO FOB TAJI, WITH ALL FORCES RETURNING TO PARENT ___ AND RE-ESTABLISHING FRAMEWORK OPERATIONS.
////////CLOSED////////CLOSED///////CLOSED///////CLOSED
Ronald J Withrow was abducted on January 5, 2007. His remains were recovered and identified in 2008.
(CRIMINAL EVENT) KIDNAPPING RPT BY ___ IVO ___ BASRAH: ___ CIV KIA
2007-01-05 04:54:00

At 051054CJAN07 the ___ reported that a phone-in ___ had stated that a US citizen and two interpreters had been kidnapped at GR ___.

There are conflicting reports, but it appears that the ( ), ___ driver (___) and a guard (___) had been escorted South from ___ by ___ police to a VCP at ___ where the BASRA police took over. The BASRA police were reported to have escorted ___ in his car (a grey Opal estate ___) as far as GR ___.

It has also been reported that E___ two assistants were talking on a mobile phone to their employers (___ Worldwide) just inside BASRA reporting that ___ was being kidnapped and placed in a white Toyota Mk ___ when their phone went dead. This is ___-corroborated by other reporting that ___ and his two assistants were kidnapped by ___ armed men in three white ___ and four white double-___ pickups with tinted windows and no ___ at GR ___.

The ___ implemented an IPS C___ TRAPE VCP operation to attempt to find ___ and his ___ assistants. Both City ___ were given details of kidnap victims and vehicles for possible future follow-up action.

___ Worldwide details of ___ and his ___ assistants:

. ___ driver Passport No
___'ad A. ___ guard Passport No M
___ IT Passport No ___

At 1515C Key Leadership Engagement took place at the ___ between members of the ___ and members of the ISF. , ___ commander at ( ___), reported to the ___ that the US citizen went to the ___ at GR ___ of his own accord to ask for help.

___ reported that ___ that an ___ citizen had walked into the IPS station at ___ at 0900C and requested an escort to the COB. He spoke to ___ Lt ___ the ___ and were told to escort him to GR ___. At GR ___, at the time of the kidnapping there were four Toyota cars and six ___ pickups (all with tinted windows). The occupants were armed with RPGs and ___. Two ___ of ___ (already in MNF custody) appeared to be in charge of the kidnappers. ___ Lt ___ been arrested on suspicion of collusion.

At 2300C it was reported through the ___ that the two ___ (driver and guard) travelling with ___ had been executed by two gunshots to the back of the ___.
According to a report from the US State Department, two Unknown American citizens were abducted on January 27, 2007. The SIGACT logs include a kidnapping report for January 29, 2007.
(CRIMINAL EVENT) KIDNAPPING Report BY NOT PROVIDED In the vicinity of AS _ INJ/DAM
2007-01-29 05:30:00

, ___ ANNOUNCED THAT 4X PERSONNEL WERE MISSING.

. ___ US CITIZEN
. ___ #
. -
. - ___ NEWSPAPER ___
According to a report from the US State Department, an Unknown American citizen was abducted on February 1, 2007. The SIGACT logs include a kidnapping report for the same day.
(CRIMINAL EVENT) KIDNAPPING RPT BY -___ ID IVO BAGHDAD (ZONE ): ___ INJ/DAM
2007-02-01 04:59:00

MND-___ EVENT (___)
UNIT:-___ ID
KIDNAPPING
___: 1X IRAQI-US CITIZEN WAS KIDNAPPED FROM UNK LOCATION AND WAS REPORTED THAT HE WAS TAKEN TO THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION HE WAS OR IS PART OF THE PSD FOR ___ DIRECTOR
: -___ QRF WAS NOTIFIED TO SPIN UP AND MOVE TO THE LOCATION TO HELP THE IP UNIT OUT OF
-___ ENTERED MINISTRY OF ___ BUILDING, NSTR
-___ COLLECTED SECURITY TAPES FROM BUILDING TO REVIEW FOR POSSIBLE VICTIM.
UPDATE: ___: QRF IS RETURNING TO FOB WITH NSTR
SUMMARY:
___ X KIDNAPPING
CLOSED
According to a report from the US State Department, an Unknown American citizen was abducted on March 3, 2007. The SIGACT logs include a kidnapping report for the same day. The DPMO later identified the citizen as Adnan al Hilawi on its website.
(CRIMINAL EVENT) KIDNAPPING RPT BY MNF-___ IVO BAGHDAD (ZONE ): ___ INJ/DAM
2007-03-03 03:00:00

-___, a dual US/IZ citizen and employee of ___ contract company ___, was abducted this morning by three unidentified men. We believe he was abducted between ___ and ___ based on the time he usually leaves his house to go to work. The ___ likely took place near his home in ___ (Baghdad) on his way to his office in the Green Zone. He was due to arrive at ___. At ___ hours, after he did not arrive at ___ in the IZ, a ___ attempted to ___ him and his phone was turned off (which we are told is unusual). At ___ hours, -E ___ phoned another ___ employee and indicated that three armed men were attempting to break into her home (see below for home address). The men came into the home, indicated -___ was a traitor and worked for the ___. The ___ stated that F-___ is with usG and demanded money, gold and the AK-___ which was kept in the home (note: -___ was not seen during this event 3 he was not brought back to his house by the ___. The robbers seemed to know where to locate the weapon within the house, indicating that -___ may have told them where to find it after being abducted. The robbers also revealed information regarding the E___ pregnancy and due date, further indicating that the robbers had spoken with/taken -___). Three house ___ were also on the property and witnessed the event. The ___/robbers came and left by climbing over a ___ outside the home. It is unknown whether they left on foot or by car.

The robbers took the E___ phone. There has been no SIGINT activity on this phone (or on -E___ cell phone) since this event.

We are currently working on the discrepancy for -E___ home and ___ we have further. To (hopefully) clarify any confusion with these addresses:

We are looking at two ___.

Location ___ 3 The home of the kidnap victim, -___. The robbery described above occurred at this location.

Location ___ 3 The home of - -- ___ Party leader who controls the neighborhood where -___ lives. It is possible that -___ (victim) was taken to this location and/or the ___/robbers retreated to this location.

What we are trying to resolve: At the interview location, we were provided -E___ home address by his employer. This address is ___ District . ___, House ___. The employer, assisted by an employee familiar with these locations, pulled up a ___ photograph and pointed out -E___ (victim) home in relation to -E___ (suspect) home. This ___ photograph of the location does not match the ___ overhead identification of the address given by the employer. This discrepancy may be explained by the frequent inability of Iraqi nationals to correctly identify locations based on overhead imagery.

////___////CLOSED/////
Sgt Alex Ramon Jimenez and Pfc Byron W Fouty were abducted on May 12, 2007. Remains of both men were later recovered and identified in 2008.
(EXPLOSIVE HAZARD) Improvised Explosive Device EXPLOSION Report (Improvised Explosive Device (Improvised Explosive Device)) /-___ In the vicinity of (ROUTE ): ___ Coalition Forces Killed in Action ___ Coalition Forces Wounded in Action ___ ISF Killed in Action ___ UE Killed in Action ___ UE Wounded in Action ___ UE DET
2007-05-11 22:44:00

UNIT: /___ MTN
WHO: /-___
WHAT: UNKNOWN EXPLOSIONS
WHERE: CRATER ___ POSITION VIC GRID ___
TIMELINE:
___: BAYONET HEARS EXPLOSIONS VIC RTE
/-___ REPORTS UNABLE TO GET ___ WITH //-___ ELEMENT (___) CONSISTING OF ___ VEHICLES AND ___ PAX PROVIDING CRATER ___ IN TIER ___ IED LOCATION.
___: SHADOW ON STATION OBSERVES ___ X VEHICLES ON FIRE
: //- ___/A/-___ HAVE LINKED UP AT SITE OF EXPLOSIONS AND REPORT ROUNDS COOKING OFF FROM VEHICLES.
___: ELEMENT AT SITE HAS OBSERVED ___ LEADING TO A COURTYARD WHERE THEY END. FRESH TIRE TRACKS LEAD EAST AT THAT LOCATION. CAS ON STATION OBSERVING ___ X ___ TRUCKS TRAVELING NORTHWEST ON .
: ___ X ___ TURNED EAST AT
: ___ HAS FOUND AN ASSAULT , ___ AND ___ HELMET.
CAS IS OBSERVING THE ___ THAT TURNED EAST OFF OF RTE .
___: ELEMENT AT SITE REPORTS ___ X KIA, IDENTITY UNK, STILL SEARCHING FOR ___ X US PAX.
___: CAS CONTINUES TO MONITOR ___ X ___ VEHICLES MOVING NORTHWEST.
: ___ X ___ TRUCKS STOPPED AT VIC
: ___ X ___ THE ___ X
___: BG /___ ENROUTE TO LOCATION.
___ X ___ OBSERVED RUNNING SOUTHWEST AWAY FROM THE .
: -___ EOD SP FROM FOB ___ ENROUTE TO ___ X .
___: BG ___ SEARCH RTE ___ AND RTE
: /___ REPORTS NSTR FROM SEARCHING THE VEHICLES.
: /___ MOVING A ___ X PAX ELEMENT TO
: //___ IA, /___ AND -___ DETAIN ___ X LN FROM THE ___ OF THE ___ TRUCKS.
: /___ REPORTS BLOCKING POSITION AT - ___ PAX
: ___ X US CONFIRMED KIA - ___
KIA WAS FOUND AT A HOUSE - ___. BLOOD WAS ON THE DOOR. THE BODY IS ___ TO BE BOOBY-TRAPPED. THE BODY IS LAYING ON TOP OF HIS .
: //-___ DEPART FROM PB ___ TO ESTABLISH A
: /-___ REPORTS ___ X REMAINS ARE IN THE SOUTH
: /-___ REPORTS ___ X REMAINS ARE IN THE NORTH VEHICLE
: /___ AT PB
: /___ AT
: //-___ REPORTS FINDING A PAIR OF BURNT ___ BOOT-SOLES AT
: ___ X DETAINEES OF THE ___ TESTED POSITIVE - PINK
: ___ SP PB ___ WITH ___ US
: /-___ REPORTS FINDING ___ X AK AND ___ X EMPTY ___ AT THE SOUTHERN
___: IA ___ X ___ TRUCK AT
: ___ X UXO FOUND AT DETONATION SITE - GRENADE
: ___ X IED SITE CLEARED.
: //-___ REPORTS BEING ENGAGED WITH SAF FROM A .
___: RED ___ AT
: ___ AT
___ AT
: ___ REPORTS CIVILIANS ARE FLEEING THE AREA IN ALL DIRECTIONS
___: EOD REPORTS THEY ARE INVESTIGATING THE BODY OF ___ FOR
: ___ SP ___ WITH ___ X US AND ___ X IA
___: EOD REPORTS FINDING ___ X PIECE OF ___ AT
: ___ FLT
: ___ FLT
: ___ ESTABLISH AN OP AT ___ - A ___ PAX ELEMENT ___ CLEAR
: ___ DETAINED ___ X LN TRYING TO FLEE THE ELEMENT IN A ___
NAME:
: ___ ARRIVE AT FOB
___: EOD BEGINS TO INVESTIGATE THE BODY OF
___: EOD DECLARES BODY OF ___. NO BOOBY TRAPS WERE RIGGED TO BODY.
: ___ REPORTS IA ARE DETAINING ___ X LN AT
___: EOD ___ CLEAR THE
: ___ DEPARTS ___ WITH RECOVERY ASSETS
___: ELEMENTS ___ HOUSE AT
___: A/-___ REPORTS THAT IA ENGAGED ___ X AIF - AIF KIA AT
: //-___ REPORTS ___ X DETAINEES AND ___ X WIA DETAINEE BROUGHT TO PB .
: ___ DEPART FOB ___ TO ___ BLOCKING POSITIONS
: ___ BEGINS CLEARANCE OF ___. RTE .
___: BAYONET ELEMENT ACTIONS HOUSE AT
: ___ ARRIVES AT FOB .
: ___ REPORTS DETAINING ___ X LN MALES WITHIN THE HOUSE
: ___ RETURN TO PB ___ WITH ___ X DETAINEES.
___: THE WIA LN AT PB ___ ADMITS TO HAVING AN ___ IVO ___ VILLAGE. LN TESTS POSITIVE FOR X-SPRAY ()
: /-___ REPORTS CLEARING ___ X HOUSES IN - ___ X DETAINEE - HOUSE
: ___ REACHES PB
___: A/- ___ X WIA AIF IS AT FOB
.
: ___-LINE MEDEVAC SUBMITTED FOR ___ X AIF WIA. THE AIF WAS FOUND DURING SEARCH OPERATIONS IN
: /___ ELEMENTS ACTION THE HOUSE AND FIND ___ LN MALES DETAINED
: /___ FROM FOB ___ TO PB ___ TO ESCORT CEXC TO STRIKER
: ___ ELEMENTS REPORT FINDING ___ X LN WITH BLOOD ON HIS SHIRT. SHIRT ___ AND ALL LN DETAINED.
: ___ DEPART FOB ___ WITH 13X US, ___ X , ___ X US ___, AND ___ X IA BADGERS.
: ___ X US CONFIRMED KIA IN RECOVERED
: ___ REPORTS THAT BASED ON TWO ___ LN TQ, THE DUSTWUN SOLDIERS MAY CURRENTLY BE HELD IN ONE OF THREE LOCATIONS. , , . (___) HAD CLEARED THESE HOUSES EARLIER IN THE DAY. NSTR
-___ ACTIONED ON THE THREE HOUSES AGAIN WITH EMPHASIS ON SEARCHING FOR TUNNELS REPORTED BY ___. NSTR

Note: Additional reports were filed over the next several days. For space consideration, the subsequent reports have been omitted. To access them, click on the SIGACT link above.
According to a report from the US State Department, an Unknown American citizen was abducted on August 17, 2007. The SIGACT logs include a kidnapping report for the same day.
ATTACK(Other) ON PSC : ___ Civilian Killed in Action
2007-08-17 13:01

///////////////////UPDATED WITH THE NATIONALITIES OF THE PSC TEAM (SEE BELOW). OF NOTE IS THAT ___ OF THE PSC REPORTED AS KIA IS A US CITIZEN.

///////////////////////////////___ EVENT////////////////////

AT 171300DAUG07 A PSC CONVOY WAS CONSISTING OF ___ PAX WAS ATTACKED BY ___ JAM. ___ KIA.

LOCATION GRID IS ESTIMATED FROM GIVEN DETAILS.

At 191825DAUG07 AEGIS PSC reported that they had been informed of a PSC convoy (THE HIGHWAY COMPANY), consisting of ___ PAX (nationalities ___) and ___ vehicles, that had been attacked IVO ___ by ___ armed ___ of the ___ army. ___ of the PAX ( ) ___ to escape and reported that ___ members of the team ( -___) had been shot and killed. THE HIGHWAY COMPANY reported that they were negotiating with ___ government officials (Commander of the Police Force and Governor of ___) to release ___ PAX ( ) ___ being held in the ___ Building.
Of the ___ PAX, ___ has managed to escape ( ), ___ being held in the ___ Building ( ), ___ reported to be shot and killed ( -___) and ___ are reported to be missing.
___ are investigating this with the IPS.
No MNF casualties or damage were reported.

AEGIS PSC
THE HIGHWAY COMPANY PSC
() ___ Survivor
(/) ___ In the ___ Building
(/) ___ In the ___ Building
() () ___ Missing, believed to be shot and killed
-___ (Iraqi) ___ Missing, believed to be shot and killed
() ___ Missing
___ (Iraqi) ___ Missing
() ___ Missing
___ (Iraqi/) ___ Missing
___ (Iraqi) ___ Missing
___ (Iraqi) ___ Missing
___ (Iraqi) ___ Missing
___ (Iraqi) ___ Missing
___ (Iraqi) ___ Missing
___ (Iraqi) ___ Missing
- () ___ Missing
-___ (Iraqi) ___ Missing
-___ (Iraqi) ___ Missing
() ___ Missing

At 201200D Aug , ___ reported that info from IPS in ___ that one body in morgue may be US National (___ confirmed). ___ asked IPS to arrange for body to be taken to COB for formal identification. IPS also stated ___ x ___ in local hospital but not known if they were involved. The PJOC in ___ reported that the remainder of PSC staff had fled from the ___ point in remaining vehicles but this is not confirmed.

At 201540D Aug , ___ reported that ___ of ___ PSC ___ had been destroyed in the ___ but ___ had escaped by driving North. No reports of any PSC vehicles driving through the /___ Provincial border VCP. The IPS reported that ___ x PSC ___ had been left at the scene but have since been released; current whereabouts unknown.

At 201749D Aug , ___ reported the ___ had been in KLE with Gen , ___, who had confirmed that ___ x Iraqi personnel were being held in the ___ Building for their own safety and the ___ bodies of ___ PSC ___ were in the ___ morgue. He ___ only ___ x PSC ___ were still missing. CO ___ with Gen ___ safe return of the ___ Iraqi ___ and the ___ bodies, which ___ to the COB in a planned ISF op.
Jim Kitterman was abducted on May 21, 2009. The following day, his body was recovered and identified.
(CRIMINAL EVENT) MURDER RPT - : ___ CF KIA
2009-05-22 08:08

MND-___ EVENT:
WHO: -___
WHAT: MURDER
WHERE: (___ Water Fill Point)
WHEN: 220833MAY09

HOW: Iraqi Police (IP) found the victim and reported to a nearby IZ Police Patrol (USAF Law and ___ for the IZ). ___ civilian is found with his hands tied behind his back , mouth taped close, blindfolded with multiple stab wounds to the neck and chest area Subject was found in rear right passenger seat of silver , ___ with no plates, ___. Incident happened near the ___ Water Fill Site. Individual was confirmed dead upon arrival.

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S2 ASSESSMENT:PENDING
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SUMMARY:
___ X ARREST
___ X DETAINEES
___ X KIA
___ X WIA
___ X DMG
///OPEN////
References

Iraq War Logs
WikiLeaks, October 22, 2010

Data on Kidnappings from the State Department 
Summary of the findings of the reports for 2005 - 2009
August 8, 2010

Terrorism Deaths, Injuries, Kidnappings of Private U.S. Citizens, 2009
Country Reports on Terrorism 2009
US Department of State

Terrorism Deaths, Injuries, Kidnappings of Private U.S. Citizens
Country Reports on Terrorism 2007
US Department of State

Terrorism Deaths, Injuries, Kidnappings of Private U.S. Citizens
Country Reports on Terrorism 2006
US Department of State

Terrorism Deaths, Injuries, Kidnappings of Private U.S. Citizens
Country Reports on Terrorism 2005
US Department of State

Liberator II continues effort to find missing
By Sgt. 1st Class Roger Dey, April 20, 2010

US operation aims to find missing
By Sgt. 1st Class Roger Dey, 103rd Public Affairs Detachment, April 21, 2010

They search if someone’s missing in Iraq
By Scott Fontaine, The News Tribune, February 8, 2010

Officials confirm kidnapping of U.S. contractor in Iraq
By Ernesto LondoƱo and Leila Fadel, Washington Post, February 6, 2010

Iraq calmer but copycat kidnappings spread
By Pamela Hess, Associated Press, October 13, 2008