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US: Iraq Detainee Dies In US Custody

December 15, 2008 09:07 AM EST | AP

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BAGHDAD — The U.S. military says a detainee has died of an apparent heart attack while in custody at a U.S. detention facility in Baghdad.

Monday's statement says the 25-year-old man was pronounced dead by doctors at a combat hospital after losing consciousness at Camp Cropper.

The military did not release the name or nationality of the detainee, nor did it say why he was being held.

The statement said an autopsy will be conducted before the body is released to family for burial.

The U.S. military is holding thousands of prisoners at Camp Cropper near the Baghdad airport and Camp Bucca in the southern desert.

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