They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Monday, February 06, 2006

Iraqi Detainee Dies in Abu Ghraib Prison An Iraqi detainee held at the U.S.-controlled Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad has died in custody and an investigation is under way, the military said Monday.

Talib Enezy Ghadban died Jan. 7 of complications from an apparent stroke, U.S. military spokesman Lt. Col. Guy Rudisill said.

Ghadban, from the western city of Ramadi, was detained in September by U.S. forces and his body was claimed by his family on Monday, his brother, Shaqir, told The Associated Press. The brother claimed Ghadban never suffered from any illnesses.

An autopsy has been performed but no results are available. A criminal investigation has been launched, as is the case with all detainee deaths, Rudisill said.

More than 12,000 detainees are being held at Abu Ghraib prison on the outskirts of Baghdad, Camp Bucca south of Basra city, and two other U.S. military camps in Iraq. Many are awaiting trial, others formal charges.

Many of the detainees are believed to be Sunni Arabs who were rounded up by U.S. and Iraqi forces on suspicion of supporting Sunni-led insurgent groups. Other detainees are being held at Iraqi prisons around the country. Link