In a recent raid on an al-Qaeda safe house in Iraq, U.S. military officials recovered an assortment of crude drawings depicting torture methods like “blowtorch to the skin” and “eye removal.”
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Along with the images, soldiers seized various torture implements, like meat cleavers, whips, and wire cutters.
The images, which were just declassified by the Department of Defense, also include a picture of a ramshackle Baghdad safe house
described as an “al-Qaeda torture chamber.”
It was there, during an April 24 raid, that soldiers found a man suspended from the ceiling by a chain.
According to the military, he had been abducted from his job and was being beaten daily by his captors. In a raid earlier this week, Coalition Forces freed five Iraqis who were found in a padlocked room in Karmah. The group, which included a boy, were reportedly beaten with chains, cables, and hoses.