Iraq IED/EFP Attack: July 16, 2005 (United States Central Command - CENTCOM)

David Scantling filed this request with the United States Central Command - CENTCOM of the United States of America.
Tracking # 17-0116 , 17-0117 , 17-0112
Due Feb. 8, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: David Scantling

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents, reports, files, and messages related to the July 16, 2005, Improvised Explosive Device (IED)/Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP) attack against US Forces in Iraq (operating in the CENTCOM area of responsibility) that occurred at Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) geocoordinate 38RQA016233.

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.

Sincerely,

David Scantling

From: David Scantling

Dear CENTCOM FOIA Office:

Based on feedback I've received from other agencies regarding this FOIA request, the following might be of assistance with your FOIA search of CENTCOM's records:

1. The July 16, 2005 attack appears to be the first confirmed Iran-linked Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP) attack against Coalition Forces during the Iraq War.
2. Alternate MGRS: 38RQA0162330000;
3. Nearest City: Amarah, Iraq;
4. Nearest Coalition Forces Base: Camp Condor (UK)/Amarah Air Base;
5. Iraqi Province: Maysan;
6. Date-range limitation for the FOIA document search: July 16, 2005, to September 30, 2005.
7. Network limitation for the FOIA document search: Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET); including applications, databases, electronic-mail servers and file servers connected to SIPRNET.
8. Suggested FOIA document search terms:
Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP);
Directional Improvised Explosive Device (IED);
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps–Quds Force (IRGC-QF);
Abu Sheibani;
Badr Corps;
Multi-National Corps-Iraq (MNC-I);
Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-I)'
Message from the United States to the Government of Iran (dated July 19, 2005);
Hezbollah;
Ramazan Corps;
Multi-National Forces-South East (MND-SE);
Major-General James Dutton, UK Royal Marines;
Camp Condor (Amarah Air Base);
Battle Update Assessment (BUA);
Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD);
Combined Explosives Exploitation Cell (CEXC);
Iraq Threat Finance Cell (ITFC).

Please let me know if you have any questions, or require additional information.

Regards,

Dave

David Scantling
330-696-1039 mobile

From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Mr. Scantling’

Your FOIA cases are still in process. You can review the status of each FOIA case on our website: www.centcom.mil/Home/FOIA <http://www.centcom.mil/Home/FOIA> .

1. FOIA #17-0116: All documents, reports, files, and messages related to the July 16, 2005, Improvised Explosive Device (IED)/Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP) attack against US Forces in Iraq (operating in the CENTCOM area of responsibility) that occurred at Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) geocoordinate 38RQA016233.

2. FOIA #17-0117: 1. The July 16, 2005 attack appears to be the first confirmed Iran-linked Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP) attack against Coalition Forces during the Iraq War. 2. Alternate MGRS: 38RQA0162330000; 3. Nearest City: Amarah, Iraq; 4. Nearest Coalition Forces Base: Camp Condor (UK)/Amarah Air Base;
5. Iraqi Province: Maysan; 6. Date-range limitation for the FOIA document search: July 16, 2005, to September 30, 2005. 7. Network limitation for the FOIA document search: Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET); including applications, databases, electronic-mail servers and file servers connected to SIPRNET.
8. Suggested FOIA document search terms: Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP); Directional Improvised Explosive Device (IED); Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps–Quds Force (IRGC-QF); Abu Sheibani; Badr Corps; Multi-National Corps-Iraq (MNC-I); Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-I)' Message from the United States to the Government of Iran (dated July 19, 2005); Hezbollah; Ramazan Corps; Multi-National Forces-South East (MND-SE); Major-General James Dutton, UK Royal Marines;
Camp Condor (Amarah Air Base); Battle Update Assessment (BUA); Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD); Combined Explosives Exploitation Cell (CEXC);
Iraq Threat Finance Cell (ITFC).

3. FOIA #17-0112: All documents, reports, files, and messages related to the following Directional Improvised Explosive Device (IED)/Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP) attacks against Coalition Forces in Iraq during the first week of April 2008 (operating in the CENTCOM area of responsibility). This FOIA request is limited to the following document search constraints: 1. Date range limitation: April 1, 2008, to April 15, 2008; Network limitation: Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET); including applications, databases, electronic-mail servers and file servers connected to SIPRNET; Suggested FOIA document search terms: Iran, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), IRGC-QF, Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, Hezbollah, Special Groups, Counter Iranian Influence (CII), Threat Finance, Hawala, Muqtada al Sadr, Mahdi Army, Badr Brigades, Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), Kata'ib Hezbollah (KH), Sheibani Network, Promised Day Brigade, Directional Improvised Explosive Device (IED), Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP), Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD), Task Force Troy, Task Force 17 (TF 17), Combined Explosives Exploitation Cell (CEXC), Combined Information Data Network Exchange (CIDNE), Battle Update Assessment (BUA), Multi-National Corps-Iraq (MNCI), and Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNFI); List of specific April 1–7, 2008 EFP attacks against Coalition Forces in Iraq: 4.1. Date: 03APR08, Time: 0205, Location: Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) 38SMB4988089900; Date: 03APR08, Time: 1027, Location: MGRS 38SMB4653092440; 4.3. Date: 03APR08, Time: 1144, Location: MGRS 38SMB4015081010; 4.4. Date: 03APR08, Time: 1447, Location: MGRS 38SMB4935297748; 4.5. Date: 04APR08, Time: 0224, Location: MGRS 38RQU682718; 4.6. Date: 05APR08, Time: 0051, Location: MGRS 38SMB3844577766; 4.7. Date: 05APR08, Time: 1258, Location: MGRS 38SMB4742592280; 4.8. Date: 06APR08, Time: 0521, Location: MGRS 38SNB3910700642; 4.9. Date: 06APR08, Time: 1150, Location: MGRS 38SNA7080595742; 4.10. Date: 06APR08, Time: 1525, Location: MGRS 38SMC8347427418; 4.11. Date: 06APR08, Time: 2126, Location: MGRS 38SMB5455291243; 4.12. Date: 06APR08, Time: 2250, Location: MGRS 38SMB4619096290; 4.13. Date: 07APR08, Time: 0324, Location: MGRS 38SMB3530193334; 4.14. Date: 07APR08, Time: 0846, Location: MGRS 38SMB5523087445; 4.15. Date: 07APR08, Time: 1126, Location: MGRS 38SMB4618092760;
4.16. Date: 07APR08, Time: 1602, Location: MGRS 38SMB5581893960; 4.17. Date: 07APR08, Time: 1907, Location: MGRS 38SMB5340093500; and, 4.18. Date: 07APR08, Time: 2139, Location: MGRS 38SMB5044091340.

Respectfully,

FOIA Team

FOIA Requester Service Center

USCENTCOM/J6-RDF

(813) 529-6285

From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Mr. Scantling’

We are still processing your requests. Please see our FOIA Que #’s beside each of your FOIA requests. You can review the status of each FOIA case on our website: Caution-www.centcom.mil/Home/FOIA <Caution-http://www.centcom.mil/Home/FOIA> .

FOIA #17-0116 (queue # 184)

FOIA #17-0117 (queue # 185)

FOIA #17-0112 (queue # 180)

Respectfully,

FOIA Team

FOIA Requester Service Center

USCENTCOM/J6-RDF

(813) 529-6285

From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Dear Mr. Scantling,

USCENTCOM is still processing your FOIA request’s listed below. You can review the status of each FOIA case on our website: www.centcom.mil/Home/FOIA

FOIA #17-0116 (queue # 184)

FOIA #17-0117 (queue # 185)

FOIA #17-0112 (queue # 180)

Respectfully,

FOIA Team

FOIA Requester Service Center

USCENTCOM/J6-RDF

(813) 529-6285

May 11, 2017
United States Central Command - CENTCOM
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This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. 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.

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On April 11, 2017:
Mr. Scantling’

We are still processing your requests. Please see our FOIA Que #’s beside each of your FOIA requests. You can review the status of each FOIA case on our website: Caution-Caution-www.centcom.mil/Home/FOIA <Caution-Caution-http://www.centcom.mil/Home/FOIA> .

FOIA #17-0116 (queue # 184)

FOIA #17-0117 (queue # 185)

FOIA #17-0112 (queue # 180)

Respectfully,

FOIA Team

FOIA Requester Service Center

USCENTCOM/J6-RDF

(813) 529-6285
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On April 10, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. 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.

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On March 10, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. 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.

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On Feb. 8, 2017:
Mr. Scantling’

Your FOIA cases are still in process. You can review the status of each FOIA case on our website: Caution-www.centcom.mil/Home/FOIA <Caution-http://www.centcom.mil/Home/FOIA> .

1. FOIA #17-0116: All documents, reports, files, and messages related to the July 16, 2005, Improvised Explosive Device (IED)/Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP) attack against US Forces in Iraq (operating in the CENTCOM area of responsibility) that occurred at Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) geocoordinate 38RQA016233.

2. FOIA #17-0117: 1. The July 16, 2005 attack appears to be the first confirmed Iran-linked Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP) attack against Coalition Forces during the Iraq War. 2. Alternate MGRS: 38RQA0162330000; 3. Nearest City: Amarah, Iraq; 4. Nearest Coalition Forces Base: Camp Condor (UK)/Amarah Air Base;
5. Iraqi Province: Maysan; 6. Date-range limitation for the FOIA document search: July 16, 2005, to September 30, 2005. 7. Network limitation for the FOIA document search: Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET); including applications, databases, electronic-mail servers and file servers connected to SIPRNET.
8. Suggested FOIA document search terms: Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP); Directional Improvised Explosive Device (IED); Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps–Quds Force (IRGC-QF); Abu Sheibani; Badr Corps; Multi-National Corps-Iraq (MNC-I); Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-I)' Message from the United States to the Government of Iran (dated July 19, 2005); Hezbollah; Ramazan Corps; Multi-National Forces-South East (MND-SE); Major-General James Dutton, UK Royal Marines;
Camp Condor (Amarah Air Base); Battle Update Assessment (BUA); Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD); Combined Explosives Exploitation Cell (CEXC);
Iraq Threat Finance Cell (ITFC).

3. FOIA #17-0112: All documents, reports, files, and messages related to the following Directional Improvised Explosive Device (IED)/Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP) attacks against Coalition Forces in Iraq during the first week of April 2008 (operating in the CENTCOM area of responsibility). This FOIA request is limited to the following document search constraints: 1. Date range limitation: April 1, 2008, to April 15, 2008; Network limitation: Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET); including applications, databases, electronic-mail servers and file servers connected to SIPRNET; Suggested FOIA document search terms: Iran, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), IRGC-QF, Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, Hezbollah, Special Groups, Counter Iranian Influence (CII), Threat Finance, Hawala, Muqtada al Sadr, Mahdi Army, Badr Brigades, Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), Kata'ib Hezbollah (KH), Sheibani Network, Promised Day Brigade, Directional Improvised Explosive Device (IED), Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP), Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD), Task Force Troy, Task Force 17 (TF 17), Combined Explosives Exploitation Cell (CEXC), Combined Information Data Network Exchange (CIDNE), Battle Update Assessment (BUA), Multi-National Corps-Iraq (MNCI), and Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNFI); List of specific April 1–7, 2008 EFP attacks against Coalition Forces in Iraq: 4.1. Date: 03APR08, Time: 0205, Location: Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) 38SMB4988089900; Date: 03APR08, Time: 1027, Location: MGRS 38SMB4653092440; 4.3. Date: 03APR08, Time: 1144, Location: MGRS 38SMB4015081010; 4.4. Date: 03APR08, Time: 1447, Location: MGRS 38SMB4935297748; 4.5. Date: 04APR08, Time: 0224, Location: MGRS 38RQU682718; 4.6. Date: 05APR08, Time: 0051, Location: MGRS 38SMB3844577766; 4.7. Date: 05APR08, Time: 1258, Location: MGRS 38SMB4742592280; 4.8. Date: 06APR08, Time: 0521, Location: MGRS 38SNB3910700642; 4.9. Date: 06APR08, Time: 1150, Location: MGRS 38SNA7080595742; 4.10. Date: 06APR08, Time: 1525, Location: MGRS 38SMC8347427418; 4.11. Date: 06APR08, Time: 2126, Location: MGRS 38SMB5455291243; 4.12. Date: 06APR08, Time: 2250, Location: MGRS 38SMB4619096290; 4.13. Date: 07APR08, Time: 0324, Location: MGRS 38SMB3530193334; 4.14. Date: 07APR08, Time: 0846, Location: MGRS 38SMB5523087445; 4.15. Date: 07APR08, Time: 1126, Location: MGRS 38SMB4618092760;
4.16. Date: 07APR08, Time: 1602, Location: MGRS 38SMB5581893960; 4.17. Date: 07APR08, Time: 1907, Location: MGRS 38SMB5340093500; and, 4.18. Date: 07APR08, Time: 2139, Location: MGRS 38SMB5044091340.

Respectfully,

FOIA Team

FOIA Requester Service Center

USCENTCOM/J6-RDF

(813) 529-6285

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On Feb. 8, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. 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.

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On Jan. 18, 2017:
Dear CENTCOM FOIA Office:

Based on feedback I've received from other agencies regarding this FOIA request, the following might be of assistance with your FOIA search of CENTCOM's records:

1. The July 16, 2005 attack appears to be the first confirmed Iran-linked Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP) attack against Coalition Forces during the Iraq War.
2. Alternate MGRS: 38RQA0162330000;
3. Nearest City: Amarah, Iraq;
4. Nearest Coalition Forces Base: Camp Condor (UK)/Amarah Air Base;
5. Iraqi Province: Maysan;
6. Date-range limitation for the FOIA document search: July 16, 2005, to September 30, 2005.
7. Network limitation for the FOIA document search: Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET); including applications, databases, electronic-mail servers and file servers connected to SIPRNET.
8. Suggested FOIA document search terms:
Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP);
Directional Improvised Explosive Device (IED);
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps–Quds Force (IRGC-QF);
Abu Sheibani;
Badr Corps;
Multi-National Corps-Iraq (MNC-I);
Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-I)'
Message from the United States to the Government of Iran (dated July 19, 2005);
Hezbollah;
Ramazan Corps;
Multi-National Forces-South East (MND-SE);
Major-General James Dutton, UK Royal Marines;
Camp Condor (Amarah Air Base);
Battle Update Assessment (BUA);
Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD);
Combined Explosives Exploitation Cell (CEXC);
Iraq Threat Finance Cell (ITFC).

Please let me know if you have any questions, or require additional information.

Regards,

Dave

David Scantling
330-696-1039 mobile
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On Jan. 10, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents, reports, files, and messages related to the July 16, 2005, Improvised Explosive Device (IED)/Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP) attack against US Forces in Iraq (operating in the CENTCOM area of responsibility) that occurred at Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) geocoordinate 38RQA016233.

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.

Sincerely,

David Scantling

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From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Dear Mr. Scantling,

USCENTCOM is still processing your FOIA request’s listed below. You can review the status of each FOIA case on our website: Caution-www.centcom.mil/Home/FOIA

FOIA #17-0116 (queue # 184)

FOIA #17-0117 (queue # 185)

FOIA #17-0112 (queue # 180)

Respectfully,

FOIA Team

FOIA Requester Service Center

USCENTCOM/J6-RDF

(813) 529-6285

________________________________

From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Dear Mr. Scantling,

USCENTCOM is still processing your FOIA request’s listed below. You can review the status of each FOIA case on our website: Caution-Caution-www.centcom.mil/Home/FOIA

FOIA #17-0117 (queue # 185)

FOIA #17-0112 (queue # 180)

FOIA #17-0116 (queue # 184) COMPLETED 19 April 2017 (Documents sent to requester 19 April 2017)

Respectfully,

FOIA Team

FOIA Requester Service Center

USCENTCOM/J6-RDF

(813) 529-6285

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

Dear Mr. Scantling,

USCENTCOM is still processing your FOIA request’s listed below. You can review the status of each FOIA case on our website: Caution-Caution-www.centcom.mil/Home/FOIA

FOIA #17-0117 (queue # 185)

FOIA #17-0112 (queue # 180)

FOIA #17-0116 (queue # 184), COMPLETED 19 April 2017 (response letter and documents sent to requester 19 April 2017).

Respectfully,

FOIA Team

FOIA Requester Service Center

USCENTCOM/J6-RDF

(813) 529-6285

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

Mr. Scantling,

USCENTCOM is still processing your FOIA request’s listed below. You can review the status of each FOIA case on our website: Caution-Caution-Caution-www.centcom.mil/Home/FOIA

FOIA #17-0117 (queue # 185)

FOIA #17-0112 (queue # 180)

** PLEASE NOTE : FOIA #17-0116: All documents, reports, files, and messages related to the July 16, 2005, Improvised Explosive Device (IED)/Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP) attack against US Forces in Iraq (operating in the CENTCOM area of responsibility) that occurred at Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) geocoordinate 38RQA016233 (queue # 184), COMPLETED 19 April 2017 (response letter and documents sent to requester 19 April 2017).

Respectfully,

FOIA Team

FOIA Requester Service Center

USCENTCOM/J6-RDF

(813) 529-6285
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