1,536. 7/15/1999

In July 1999, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control “had the ability to search for and freeze any Bin Ladin or Al Qaeda assets that reached the U.S. financial system…It blocked more than $34 million in Taliban assets held in U.S. banks. Another $215 million in gold and $2 million in demand deposits, all belonging to the Afghan central bank and held by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, were also frozen.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – 9/11 Commission, The 9/11 Commission Report, Page 185

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