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U.S. team's mission was to kill bin Laden, not capture

 (Reuters) - The U.S. special forces team that hunted down Osama bin Laden was under orders to kill the al Qaeda mastermind, not capture him, a U.S. national security official told Reuters. 

"This was a kill operation," the official said, making clear there was no desire to try to capture bin Laden alive in Pakistan.


(Reporting by Mark Hosenball, writing by Matt Spetalnick)

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