Following The Money

Freeze! How the U.S. plans to attack terror by shutting down its financial supply lines

In the 10 days leading up to the Sept. 11 hijackings, ringleader Mohamed Atta received at least two wire transfers of cash from Egypt through a small Florida money-wiring business, sources tell TIME. Investigators are not saying who sent that money, but FBI documents obtained by TIME show that on Sept. 8 and 9, Atta was involved in money transfers with a man investigators believe was suspected Osama bin Laden finance operative Mustafah Ahmed, who usually works out of Egypt or the United Arab Emirates.

These newly uncovered fund transfers may be the latest evidence that Atta was a major recipient...

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