|Submitted||Oct. 28, 2016|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Any and all records relating or referring to 'Abdulrahman al-Awlaki' or born name 'Abdulrahman Anwar Al-Aulaqi'.
His death has been widely reported in the media. The first two links are reference links. The third link is a link to his birth certificate to clarify which individual I am interested in. Also, his death certificate is shared in the last link.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
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 20 business days, as the statute requires.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 28, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Queries regarding pending FOIA cases should be sent to the FOIA status mailbox at FOIAStatus@state.gov<mailto:FOIAStatus@state.gov>. Thank you.
Requester Communications Branch
Dear Mr. Mackie,
This is in reference to your email sent on November 29, 2016 regarding Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case number F-2016-14470 you submitted on October 25, 2016.
Department of State electronic notes indicate that on November 7, 2016 the Requester Communications Branch mailed to your address of record a confirmation letter. In the letter, they indicated that they could not process your request because you had not reasonably described the records you seek in a way that someone familiar with Department records and programs could locate them. A copy of that letter is attached for your information.
To obtain Department records under the Freedom of Information Act, you will need to submit a new request. Detailed information may be found at www.foia.state.gov<http://www.foia.state.gov>. You may either submit a Freedom of Information request electronically at the Department of State's FOIA website at: www.foia.state.gov<http://www.foia.state.gov>, fax the request to the Requester Communications Branch at: 202 261-8579, or mail the request to: U.S. Department of State, Office of Information Programs and Services, (A/GIS/IPS/RL/RC), 515 22nd Street, N.W., Suite 8100, Washington, D.C. 20522. Please provide the above FOIA case number with your new request.
We hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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