Iraq Condolence Payments

Sophia Qureshi filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
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From: Sophia Qureshi

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am requesting documents that will provide details on condolence payments paid to Iraqi civilians from 2003 to today.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, and is not being made 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 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Sophia Qureshi

From: Porter, Sean M CTR (US)

Dear Ms. Qureshi:

This is in response to your attached Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, dated March 4, 2015. We received your request on March 4 , 2015 and assigned it FOIA case number 15-F-0830.

However, please note that your request was misdirected to this office for processing. Please be aware that this FOIA office only processes requests for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JS). There is not a central FOIA processing point for the entire Department of Defense (DoD) records management, but is, instead, delegated to those officials of the military services and various DoD components that generate and/or maintain the records being sought. The Army and the Department of State, which operate their own FOIA office, would have cognizance over the information you have requested. If you have not already done so, you should submit your request directly to the Army and Department of State FOIA office at the following addresses:

Secretary of the Army
Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts Division
7701 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 22315-3860

Office of Information Programs and Services
U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC 20522-8100

This action closes your request with this office. There are no assessable fees associated with this response in this instance.


Sean Porter, FOIA Specialist
for Aaron Graves on behalf of
Paul Jacobsmeyer, Chief,
Freedom of Information Act Division

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

The FOIA request copied below is being forwarded to your office for processing. Confirmation of receipt and an estimated date of completion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

From: FOIA Request

It appears this was sent to the Department of State in error. We do not have a request from you regarding this subject.

Requester Communications Branch