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Release A050607a

Disturbance at FOB Abu Ghraib

Multi-National Force-Iraq

BAGHDAD , Iraq A disturbance occurred at the Forward Operating Base Abu Ghraib internment facility at approximately 11:50 p.m. June 5.

The disturbance occurred shortly after a detainee, using the hours of darkness and a heavy sandstorm, was caught trying to escape.

Detainees in several of the compounds began throwing rocks at the portable light generators and the guards. The quick reaction force and all available guards responded to provide additional guard support due to the limited visibility.

The disturbance was brought under control with only minor injuries to four guards and six detainees. Guards and detainees received medical treatment on site.

All detainees were accounted for after the disturbance ended.

Abu Ghraib houses approximately 3,500 detainees.


TEXT PROVIDED BY THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER FOR TASK FORCE 134 (DETAINEE OPERATIONS). For more information, contact the public affairs officer at .

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