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Catch of the Day: Abu Mu’sab al-Zarqawi and Friends

In this SIDToday article dated 16 June 2006, an NSA analyst deployed with Special Operations Task Force Iraq describes the intelligence and “detainee reporting” that led to the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi on June 7, 2006. Zarqawi was smoked out by uncovering his network and a key advisor who led the military to his hiding place, and also was killed: see the Intercept article 328 NSA Documents Reveal “Vast Network” of Iranian Agents, Details of a Key Intelligence Coup, and a Fervor for Voice-Matching Technology, 15 August 2015.

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Instant-Gratification SIGINT

In this 14 February 2006 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday an Intelligence Analysis intern recounts their 90 day deployment with the Special Collection Service in Mosul, Iraq, during a time of intense activity against al-Zarqawi’s network in the city: see the Intercept article 328 NSA Documents Reveal “Vast Network” of Iranian Agents, Details of a Key Intelligence Coup, and a Fervor for Voice-Matching Technology, 15 August 2015.
https://theintercept.com/2018/08/15/nsa-edward-snowden-whistleblower-document-leaks/

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