US official: Taliban wealthier than al-Qaeda

A senior Treasury Department official said the Taliban are in much stronger financial shape than al-Qaeda and rely on a wide range of criminal activities to pay for attacks on US forces in Afghanistan.


David Cohen, the department's assistant secretary for terrorist financing, said Monday the extremist group extorts money from farmers and heroin traffickers involved in Afghanistan's booming illicit drug trade. (AP)



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