Turn to kidnapping showed bin Laden’s interest
Published 06/20/2011, The Jamestown Sun
Pressured by increased scrutiny of terrorist money sources and strikes aimed at its financiers, al-Qaida’s core organization in Pakistan has turned to kidnapping for ransom to offset dwindling cash reserves, according to U.S. officials, some of whom cited information in files retrieved from Osama bin Laden’s compound.Word count: 1532
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