April 26, 2011
Osama bin Laden was so strapped for cash in the weeks after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the US, the millionaire global terror commander was forced to borrow $US7000 to flee Afghanistan ahead of invading US forces.
A new cache of secret US military documents shows key members of the al-Qa’ida command — including 2002 Bali bombing mastermind Hambali (Riduan Ismuddin) and 9/11 architect Khalid Shaikh Mohammed — were in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi when the attacks took place.
The claims will add pressure to the US-Pakistan alliance, which has deteriorated over public anger at US missile strikes targeting militants in Pakistan tribal areas and US suspicions that Islamabad’s intelligence agencies continue to covertly back the Taliban rebels in Afghanistan.
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