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May 26, 2005

Release A050526f

Three detainees escape from Abu Ghraib

BAGHDAD , Iraq – Three detainees escaped from the Abu Ghraib theater internment facility before sunrise on May 26.

At approximately 5:50 a.m., during a normal headcount, US Forces discovered that three detainees were missing.

The quick-reaction force and all available guards responded and conducted a comprehensive search of the interior and exterior perimeter of Abu Ghraib. The force alerted Iraqi security forces, Iraqi Police and other coalition forces.

The reaction force found two holes in the compound fence.

The search continues for the missing detainees.

All other detainees at Abu Ghraib have been accounted for.

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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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