Why France’s Terror Attacks Were Probably Self-Financed

Carrying out France’s worst terror attack in more than 50 years probably cost the perpetrators less than the price of a new car

Members of French police special forces investigate the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Corcy, France, on Jan. 8.

Photographer: Francois Lo Presti/AFP via Getty Images

Carrying out France’s worst terror attack in more than 50 years likely cost the perpetrators less than the price of a new car. Despite claims of support from foreign terrorist organizations, the attackers probably raised the money at home in France.

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