BBC journalist Mark Urban's new book, Task Force Black, has blown the lid on the combined covert operations being carried-out on the streets of Baghdad. Urban was given access to personnel who had served in the largely autonomous unit and some of the hostages it been credited with rescuing, notably Norman Kember. The combined force of exclusively British and American special forces is reported to have killed and captured roughly 3,500 insurgents and members of Al-Qaeda, with coalition losses at a comparative minimum. Operating undercover performing offensive assaults, snatch raids and hostage rescue, the team was notoriously clinical but ferocious in their work. Their current status is unknown, but believed active. Extensive coverage from the Daily Mail.