For Immediate Release

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Al Qaeda Leaders Killed -- or Construction Workers?

WASHINGTON -  
REESE ERLICH, PETER COYOTE
Available for a limited number of interviews, Erlich and Coyote wrote
the just-published piece "The Murders at al-Sukariya" for Vanity Fair
after visiting Syria.

Vanity Fair summarizes the piece: "On October 26, 2008, U.S.
helicopters stormed a farm near the Iraq-Syria border in order to
assassinate leading al Qaeda operative Abu Ghadiya. One year later, the
authors report from Syria that the raid may have been botched, and the
lives of seven innocent civilians were mistakenly taken instead."

See the full article online.

Freelance foreign correspondent Reese Erlich has covered the
Middle East for 23 years and is the author of three books. His fourth, Conversations with Terrorists,
will be published in September 2010. Peter Coyote has appeared as an
actor in more than 130 films and television programs and is the author
of numerous articles and the recently re-issued book Sleeping Where I Fall. He is currently working on a new book, "Lies We Like to Believe," and three television pilots.

Also see the interview with The Real News with Erlich: "Attack on Syria cover up."

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