Al Qaeda Raked in $66M From Ransoms Last Year: NYT

A picture taken from a video shown to an AFP correspondent on December 12, 2012 shows two Spaniards and an Italian kidnapped in Algeria and purportedly held by an Al-Qaeda splinter group. SERGE DANIEL / AFP - Getty Images, file

The New York Times has found that Al Qaeda and its direct affiliates have taken in at least $125 million in revenue from kidnappings since 2008.

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