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Al-Qaeda budget a mystery, panel told

The U.S. government still has not determined where al-Qaeda gets its funds or how much money it is raising, the vice chairman of the independent panel that probed the Sept. 11 attacks said Monday. Lee Hamilton, vice chairman of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States, told a congressional hearing that al-Qaeda’s funding had been sharply reduced. But he said precise figures and the sources of those funds were not known. “Since the Sept. 11 attacks and the defeat of the Taliban, al-Qaeda’s budget has decreased significantly,” Hamilton told the House Financial Services Committee.Full Story

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