C.I.A. Funds Found Their Way Into Al Qaeda Coffers

03/14/2015 01:02 pm ET | Updated Mar 14, 2015
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WASHINGTON — In the spring of 2010, Afghan officials struck a deal to free an Afghan diplomat held hostage by Al Qaeda. But the price was steep — $5 million — and senior security officials were scrambling to come up with the money.

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