A Hard Slog for Financial "Special Forces"
Like the ground war, the fight against terrorists' money is entering a new phase. A sweeping crackdown on two financial networks allegedly linked to Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda -- including raids in five American cities on Nov. 7 -- capped the initial campaign on the financial front. Treasury Dept. officials say that so far they have netted $56 million in assets and bank accounts from the 150 individuals, charities, and businesses they have accused of funding terror. "We're bombing the bridges of bin Laden's financial schemes," says a top Treasury official.
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