FBI records, subj: Iranian General Qassem Soleimani

T. McElwee filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.

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From: T. McElwee

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All records mentioning or concerning Qassem Soleimani, an Iranian national holding the rank of Major General in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), described as the commander of its subdivision, Quds Force (QF).

Soleimani has been reported deceased on January 2, 2020; two news reports (Voice of America and Washington Post) attest to this. There are no privacy concerns under the exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act or Privacy Act.

Please conduct a search of the Central Records System and FBI Data Warehouse System, including but not limited to the ELSUR Records System, the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices, Counterdrug Information Indices System (CIIS), for both main-file records and cross-reference records for all relevant names, individuals, agencies and companies.

To assist in the location of records, please take note of the following aliases and personally identifiable information, as furnished by the Department of Treasury pursuant to sanctions:

DOB: March 11, 1957; POB: Qom, Iran; Passport: year of issue 1999, Diplomatic Passport # 008827 (Iran); known aliases: Ghasem Soleymani, Qasmi Sulayman, Qasem Soleymani, Qasem Solaimani, Qasem Salimani, Qasem Solemani, Qasem Sulaimani, Qasem Sulemani.

If any potentially responsive records have been destroyed and/or transferred to NARA, then I request copies of the destruction or transfer slips as well as any other documentation relating to, mentioning or describing said transfer or destruction, to include but not be limited to confirmation that the Bureau has no other copies of said records.

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.


T. McElwee

  • Airstrike20at20Baghdad20airport20kills20IranE28099s20most20revered20military20leader.pdf

  • Iraqi20TV_20Irans20Gen.20Soleimani20Killed20in20Baghdad20Strike20_20Voice20of20Amer.pdf

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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