Department of State request for Holy Fighter book

Jason Smathers filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # 201007417
Est. Completion None
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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

a copy of the "Holy Fighter book" and any English translation of this book. For an example of this book, 14 copies were found in Iraq on April 7, 20008. They were found by the unit 3/3 ACR, the reporting unit was MND-NORTH OPS LNO, in the region MND-N. The books were found in a cache which consisted of:
2x RPG
1x Grenade
Artillery powder
14x Holy Fighter books
4x Religious books

WHEN: 071300APR08
WHERE: Ninewah Province, AO West

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers
Filed via MuckRock.com

From: Department of State

From: Jason Smathers

Could you update me on the status of this request?

Thanks!

From: FOIA Status <FOIAStatus@state.gov>

Dear Sir or Madam,

At the current time our computer system is down. We cannot access the
system to answer any of your questions. Please be patient and we will
try to get back with you sometime next week if the system is
functioning. We apologize for the delay and appreciate your patience.

Sincerely,

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: FOIA Status <FOIAStatus@state.gov>

Dear Mr. Smathers,

I checked the status of you case and it is still open. A search for
documents has been sent to the Bureau of Near Easter Affairs NEA). At
the present time the search is still pending. The search time varies.
Each case is different and the search time depends on the complexity of
information requested and the time it takes to review the material. Your
e-mail has been forwarded to the Analyst working on the request. You
will be notified concerning your request for a fee waiver.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or
have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the
FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at
(202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 2, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #201007417.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status <FOIAStatus@state.gov>

MuckRock News,

I checked the electronic notes on this case. The case is still open. The
case has been assigned to an analyst and searches have gone out to the
appropriate bureaus. The searches are still pending. The search time
varies. Each case is different and the search time depends on the
complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the
material. Please be advised that we have notified the appropriate office
of your continued interests and concerns.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or
have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the
FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at
(202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov
<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

Chris Barnes

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 2, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #201007417.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 2, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #201007417.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Smathers,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested an estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

Please check back with us in a week or so and we should have an answer for you.

I 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) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

Chris Barnes

From: Department of State

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