Saudi State-Linked Charities May Have Backed al-Qaeda Against U.S.

(AFP/Yahoo) Charities with Saudi Arabian government links may have diverted funds to al-Qaeda, which staged the September 11 attacks on the U.S., a national commission probing the strikes said. While it found no evidence that the Saudi government or senior Saudi officials had funded the organization, "this conclusion does not exclude the likelihood that charities with significant Saudi government sponsorship diverted funds to al-Qaeda," the commission said. "Al-Qaeda found fertile fund-raising ground in Saudi Arabia."

2004-07-23 00:00:00

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