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Posted at 3:12 PM ET, 02/ 4/2011

Iraq special ops member chronicles terrorist chase

By Steven E. Levingston

In his book, "Kill or Capture:How a Special Operations Task Force Took Down a Notorious al Qaeda Terrorist," senior military interrogator Matthew Alexander recounts the pursuit of a Syrian mass murderer named Zafar, the leader of al Qaeda in northern Iraq.

Alexander and his special operations task force went on a 30-day hunt, conducting kill or capture missions. But, as our colleague Jeff Stein writes on SpyTalk, the raids were often launched on the wrong houses.

By Steven E. Levingston  | February 4, 2011; 3:12 PM ET
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