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Study: Al-Qaeda Makes Tens of Millions from Drug Smuggling Linked to Colombia’s FARC

Al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch — considered the “wealthiest” — likely generates tens of millions of dollars annually through drug trafficking linked to violent Latin American cartels like the leftist terrorist group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and other criminal activities, reveals the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) think tank.

Fighters from a coalition of Islamist forces arrive to the town of Ariha on May 28, 2015 in the Syrian city of Idlib, the second provincial capital to fall from government control. The capture is a blow to the Syrian regime and raises the prospect that the city will become …