Monday, March 10
US paid £17m to catch al-Qaida chief
Ananova.com, March 10, 2003
The US reportedly paid an al-Qaida foot soldier £17 million for information leading to the capture of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed - including a £1.2 million bonus to relocate to Britain.
The Egyptian radical, who has not been named, agreed to tell his captors the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden's chief lieutenant after he was arrested in Pakistan last month, according to Newsweek. [...]