More sloppy AP reporting.
Headline: AP source: CIA hired contractor to kill al-Qaida
Paragraph 1: "The CIA hired private contractors from Blackwater USA in 2004 as part of a secret program to kill top-level members of al-Qaida(.)"
Paragraph 8: It was unclear whether the CIA had planned to use the contractors to capture or kill al-Qaida operatives or just to help with training and surveillance.
So if anyone bothers to read that far, they find AP doesn't know whether their headline is actually, you know, true.