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CENTCOM NEWS RELEASE
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
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March 12, 2005
Release Number: 05-03-09


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Circumstances of detainee injuries under investigation

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq - Colonel Augustus L. Collins, commander, 155th Brigade Combat Team, of the I Marine Expeditionary Force, in the vicinity of southern Baghdad, initiated a preliminary investigation into possible mistreatment of civilian detainees by six members of his command.

The soldiers are under investigation after it was discovered that two Iraqi civilians received minor injuries while being transported to a detention facility during an operation on February 27.

The civilian detainees received immediate medical treatment.

Based on the preliminary inquiry, the commander of the 155th Brigade Combat Team initiated an investigation to look into these allegations. Further information will be made available once the investigation is complete.

For more information, please contact Maj. Sean Gibson, public affairs officer, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at GibsonSD@cemnf-wiraq@usmc.mil.


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