602. 3/4/1993

“Overall, the level of funding given by Al Qaeda for external operations is exaggerated. …The following examples support the theory that financial contributions to its operatives are not in fact lavish; sometimes they are inadequate. …[On March 4, 1993] the World Trade Centre…co-bomber Muhammad Salameh had to reclaim his $400 deposit from Ryder truck rental in order to buy a plane ticket to leave the US.”

 – Rohan Gunaratna, Inside al Qaeda, Page 64

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