American Foreign Fighters in Syria

Matthew Petti filed this request with the Joint Regional Intelligence Center of California.
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From: Matthew Petti


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

- Any documents (including but not limited to bulletins, intelligence assessments, appraisals, snapshots, alerts, situational information reports, Homeland Intelligence Today articles, and reference aids) referring to Nerses Kilajyan, alias "Wino." Kilajyan, a member of the Armenian Power traveled to Syria in 2014 to fight in the country's civil war. He was reported killed in action some time in 2015 by multiple sources:
https://unitedgangs.com/armenian-power/
https://www.facebook.com/1667432470062391/posts/hero-nerses-kilajyan-armenian-power-gang-ripastvac-hogid-lusavori-nerses-yexbayr/2067153966756904/
https://www.reddit.com/r/syriancivilwar/comments/3i2ubk/one_of_the_two_syrianarmenians_from_los_angeles/

- Any documents (including but not limited to bulletins, intelligence assessments, appraisals, snapshots, alerts, situational information reports, Homeland Intelligence Today articles, and reference aids) referring to the Armenian Power Gang and Syria. You may limit your search from February 2011 to November 2015.

- Any documents (including but not limited to bulletins, intelligence assessments, appraisals, snapshots, alerts, situational information reports, Homeland Intelligence Today articles, and reference aids) referring to foreign fighters among the "Syrian Kurds," the People's Defense Units (YPG), the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), or the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). You may limit your search from October 2014 to June 2020.

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In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Matthew Petti

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