Yemen Raid - January 2017

Waqas Mirza filed this request with the United States Central Command - CENTCOM of the United States of America.
Tracking #

17-0320

Due Sept. 25, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Waqas Mirza

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the internal review of the January 29, 2017 raid in Yemen and a copy of the investigation on civilian casualties during the raid.

The internal review and the investigation of civilian casualties were mentioned by CENTCOM head Gen. Joseph Votel during his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee in March 2017.

See: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-yemen-raid-probe-20170309-story.html

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,

Waqas Mirza

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

Mr. Mirza,

We are processing your request; for future communication your FOIA Request number is 17-0320, you are currently 382 in the queue. You should receive our receipt notification shortly.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

(813)827-6285

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

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

Mr. Mirza,

USCENTCOM is processing your request, however the document you seek is part of an ongoing investigation and are not available for release until the investigation is completed. We can administratively close your request and you can re-submit at a later date or we can keep the current FOIA request open until the investigation is completed. Please advise us on the way forward.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center
(813)827-6285

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

Dear Mr. Mirza,

The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has received your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (attached) referred from the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) of their case #17-0320. USSOCOM has assigned your request FOIA 2018-013. Please refer to this number should you have any questions concerning your request.

Your request is being processed in accordance with procedural requirements promulgated in Department of Defense (DoD) Regulation 5400.7-R which is available on the internet at: http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/foi. The actual processing time will depend upon its complexity, whether it involves sensitive records, voluminous records, extensive searches, consultation among DoD components or other agencies, and our administrative workload.

We have placed you in the "All Others" category for fee purposes, meaning you are obligated to pay for all search time beyond two hours and duplication costs after the first 100 pages. We will attempt to provide the final response electronically or by CD, which would eliminate any reproduction fees.

The USSOCOM FOIA Office has a substantial number of pending FOIA cases, therefore, we process requests in a multi-track processing system based on the date of receipt and the amount of work and time involved in processing each request. We estimate the time for completion to be approximately 6-8 months; it could be more or less. If you wish to discuss this or have any other questions or concerns, please contact this office at FOIA@socom.mil
Regards,
USSOCOM FOIA Team

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

Dear Mr. Mirza,

The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has received your Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) request (attached) referred from the U.S. Central
Command (USCENTCOM) of their case #17-0320. USSOCOM has assigned your
request FOIA 2018-013. Please refer to this number should you have any
questions concerning your request.

Your request is being processed in accordance with procedural requirements
promulgated in Department of Defense (DoD) Regulation 5400.7-R which is
available on the internet at: [CAUTION] http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/foi
[CAUTION]. The actual processing time will depend upon its complexity,
whether it involves sensitive records, voluminous records, extensive
searches, consultation among DoD components or other agencies, and our
administrative workload.

We have placed you in the "All Others" category for fee purposes, meaning
you are obligated to pay for all search time beyond two hours and
duplication costs after the first 100 pages. We will attempt to provide the
final response electronically or by CD, which would eliminate any
reproduction fees.

The USSOCOM FOIA Office has a substantial number of pending FOIA cases,
therefore, we process requests in a multi-track processing system based on
the date of receipt and the amount of work and time involved in processing
each request. We estimate the time for completion to be approximately 6-8
months; it could be more or less. If you wish to discuss this or have any
other questions or concerns, please contact this office at FOIA@socom.mil
Regards, USSOCOM FOIA Team

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

The USSOCOM FOIA Office has a substantial number of pending FOIA cases,
therefore, we process requests in a multi-track processing system based on
the date of receipt and the amount of work and time involved in processing
each request. We estimate the time for completion to be approximately 6-8
months; it could be more or less. If you wish to discuss this or have any
other questions or concerns, please contact this office at FOIA@socom.mil
Regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

Mr. Mirza,

Your FOIA request referred to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and assigned USSOCOM FOIA 2018-013 is still being processed. We have a substantial number of pending FOIA requests that are being processed in our multi-track system. Please be assured we are processing your request as expeditiously as possible. We estimate it will be at least another 4-7 months to complete processing of your request.
Best Regards,
USSOCOM FOIA Team

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

Your FOIA request referred to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and
assigned USSOCOM FOIA 2018-013 is still being processed. We have a
substantial number of pending FOIA requests that are being processed in our
multi-track system. Please be assured we are processing your request as
expeditiously as possible. We estimate it will be at least another 4-7
months to complete processing of your request.
Best Regards,
USSOCOM FOIA Team

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

Dear Mr. Mirza,

Your FOIA request referred to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and assigned USSOCOM FOIA 2018-013 is still being processed. We have a substantial number of pending FOIA requests that are being processed in our multi-track system. Please be assured we are processing your request as expeditiously as possible. We estimate it will be at least another 4-7 months to complete processing of your request.
Best Regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

Dear Mr. Mirza,

Your FOIA request referred to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and assigned USSOCOM FOIA 2018-013 is still being processed. We have a substantial number of pending FOIA requests that are being processed in our multi-track system. Please be assured we are processing your request as expeditiously as possible. We estimate it will be at least another 3-6 months to complete processing of your request.
Best Regards,
USSOCOM FOIA Team

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

Dear Mr. Mirza,

Your FOIA request referred to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and assigned USSOCOM FOIA 2018-013 is still being processed. We have a substantial number of pending FOIA requests that are being processed in our multi-track system. We estimate it will be another 2-5 months to complete processing of your request.
Best Regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

Dear Mr. Mirza,

Your FOIA request referred to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and assigned USSOCOM FOIA 2018-013 is still being processed. We have a substantial number of pending FOIA requests that are being processed in our multi-track system. We estimate it will be another 1-3 months to complete processing of your request.
Best Regards,
USSOCOM FOIA Team

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