23rd Oct 2016


EU government ransom money bankrolls terrorists

European governments are bankrolling Islamist militants by handing over millions to release hostages, reports the International New York Times. "Kidnapping Europeans for ransom has become a global business for Al Qaeda, bankrolling its operations across the globe," says the paper. The group has made $125 million since 2008.

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