Forbes has just published an article about the successful funding mechanisms used by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, which include kidnapping for ransom and money laundering alliances with drug traffickers. As we have detailed from time to time on SFW, western nations, particular European nations and Canada, have been in the habit of paying ransoms, providing Al Qaeda with millions of dollars in cash…

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kerryadolan/2013/12/16/the-secret-of-al-qaeda-in-islamic-maghreb-inc-a-resilient-and-highly-illegal-business-model/

 

 

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