Dec 4, 2009

KARABILAH, Iraq (June 17, 2005) - An Iraqi man, who was held captive and beaten, had welts and lacerations across his back and arms from being tortured with electricity. This man and three others were rescued by Iraqi Security Forces and Marines from 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment who discovered an insurgent torture chamber in the city of Karabilah, Iraq during Operation Romhe. The Marines had entered a building which they believed to be a car bomb factory finding these men. The man was hung by his feet, head dipped in water and then tortured with electric shock. The four Iraqis received immediate first aid and were transported to a medical facility for further treatment and recovery. Operation Romhe's mission is to destroy strong points held by insurgents in the city of Karabilah. The Marines of 2nd Marine Division conduct counter-insurgency operations with Iraqi Security Forces to isolate and neutralize Anti-Iraqi Forces, to support the continued development of Iraqi Security Forces, and to support Iraqi reconstruction and democratic elections in order to create a secure environment that enables Iraqi self-reliance and self-governance. (Official USMC Photo by SSgt Jason D. Becksted)

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