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Release A050821c

Al Sumaida'ie investigation turned over to NCIS

Multi-National Force-Iraq

CAMP FALLUJAH , Iraq – After completing a preliminary investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mohammed Al Sumaida'ie, the Commanding General, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), has referred the case to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) for further investigation.

Within the Department of the Navy, NCIS is primarily responsible for the investigation of alleged felony criminal offenses committed against a person.

At the conclusion of the investigation, a report will be provided to the command for review and further action as appropriate.

Al Sumaida'ie was killed during a search of his family's home near Haditha on June 25, 2005.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE-WEST PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE AT CEPAOWO@CEMNF-WIRAQ.USMC.MIL



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