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Disturbance at Camp Bucca


BAGHDAD
- A disturbance occurred at the Camp Bucca internment facility on April 1 at approximately 8 a.m. Camp Bucca houses approximately 6,000 detainees.
Detainees in one of the compounds protested the transfer of unruly detainees to another compound.
During the disturbance, the detainees chanted, threw rocks and set several of their tents on fire.
The disturbance was brought under control with only minor injuries to four guards and 12 detainees.
Both the guards and detainees received medical treatment on site.

TEXT PROVIDED BY THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER FOR TASK FORCE 134 (DETAINEE OPERATIONS). For more information, contact LTC GUY RUDISILL AT GUY.RUDISILL@IRAQ.CENTCOM.MIL.


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