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Ali Soufan - Former FBI Agent and Interrogator

25 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 19 October 2011

A Muslim and an Arabic-speaker, Ali Soufan became the FBI's lead investigator on al-Qaeda, before and after the 9/11 attacks.

Mr Soufan says the attacks could have been prevented, had some key intelligence been shared.

In his own work for the FBI, he pursued and interrogated some of al-Qaeda's top people.

Now he's gone public with the story of his fight against Islamist militants, and his struggle within the American intelligence community.

Indeed he says he's been a marked man - not from al-Qaeda, so much as the CIA.


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