Qassem Soleimani

Joseph Durso filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel of the United States of America.
Due Feb. 3, 2020
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Joseph Durso


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

All OLC opinions and memoranda regarding the US killing the Iranian Revolutionary Guard figure Qasem Soleimani, AKA Qassem Suleimani, AKA Qassim Soleimani.

Soleimani's death has been widely reported. I have attached a copy of a DOD news release which states that Soleimani is dead and was killed by US forces, which can be accessed at

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

I am willing to pay applicable fees, however in the event fees apply, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request be 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.

Thanks and Happy New Year,

Joseph Durso

From: Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel

Dear Mr. Durso:

Attached, please find the acknowledgement letter for your FOIA request to OLC that has been assigned tracking number FY20-033.

Melissa Golden, Esq.
Lead Paralegal and FOIA Specialist
Office of Legal Counsel
Department of Justice