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NSA signals intelligence aids drone campaign

An Osama Bin Laden associate named Hassan Ghul, who was captured in 2004 and spent two years in a CIA prison, was killed in a drone strike after NSA signals intelligence pinpointed his location. The Washington Post reports that the documents provide an account of NSA-CIA collaboration in the drone campaign. A secret NSA unit called Counter-Terrorism Mission Aligned Cell, or CT MAC, spent a year tracking Ghul before he was killed.

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