FBI Records on Ahmed Farouq

Katie Zavadski filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1351418-000
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Rejected

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From: Katie Zavadski

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records on, about, or pertaining to Ahmed Farouq, a U.S. citizen and leader of Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent. Farouq was killed by a U.S. airstrike in 2015. http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/23/world/ahmed-farouq-al-qaeda/

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

Please treat me as a media requester for the purpose of fees. A sample of my publication history can be found here:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/04/11/did-a-navy-spy-trade-secrets-for-sex.html

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/04/14/isis-targets-american-imams-for-believing-muslims-can-thrive-in-u-s.html

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/04/18/will-the-citadel-allow-hijabs-on-campus.html

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.

Sincerely,

Katie Zavadski

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Ms. Zavadski,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI's decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/, http://www.fbi.gov/foia/ or http://www.justice.gov/oip. If you require additional assistance please contact us at foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Ofc: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

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