USA v. Ameen, Omar
Sacramento, CA

Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS); Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI)

[EDCA] Omar Ameen, an Iraqi national, was charged by the Baghdad Federal Al-Karkh Inquiry Court with the 2014 murder of an Iraqi police officer. Ameen, originally of Rawah, in the Anbar province of Iraq, fled Iraq following the alleged murder, and later settled in Sacramento as a purported refugee. The Iraqi government has submitted a request to the U.S. to extradite Ameen to face trial in Iraq. The Iraqi arrest warrant and extradition request allege that after the town of Rawah, Iraq fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) on June 21, 2014, Ameen entered the town with a caravan of ISIS vehicles and drove to the house of the victim, who had served as an officer in the Rawah Police Department. On the evening of June 22, 2014, after the caravan arrived at the victim's house, Ameen and other members of the convoy allegedly opened fire on the victim. It is alleged that Ameen's family supported and assisted the installation of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) in Rawah, and that Ameen was a member of AQI and ISIS.