Al Qaeda income plunges
LONDON (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's income has fallen by 90 percent since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, as a result of
international efforts to freeze the funds of militant groups, a minister says.
In the past 18 months, the international community has frozen $100 million (64 million pounds) of assets, Foreign Office minister Bill
Rammell told a conference on Tuesday.
The September 11 attacks themselves, he said, may have cost as little as $200,000.
The U.S. government accuses al Qaeda of carrying out the September 11 attacks and is still looking for its leader, Osama bin Laden.
"It is vitally important that we keep the issue of the financing of terrorism high on the public agenda," Rammell said. "Financing is the
lifeblood on which terrorists survive. Without money, terrorists can't train. They can't travel. And they can't attack."
Wednesday 09.04.2003, CET 01:33
Interesting OBL is asking for suicide bombers OR monetary donations.