In a 2007 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.’ Along with the images, soldiers seized various torture implements, like meat cleavers, whips, and wire cutters.
At a Baghdad safe house on April 24, 2007, 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. Photos showing injuries sustained by those captives can be found here.