The Free Press, Mankato, MN


Al-Qaida The Multinational-Box

ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, DEC. 30, 2013 AND THEREAFTER - This document retrieved from a building occupied by al-Qaida's North African branch in Timbuktu, Mali, is a list of advances for top leaders of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, including Yahya Abou el-Hammam, the head of operations for al-Qaida in the Sahara Desert. The document is one of more than 100 receipts and invoices that show an organization intent on detailing even the most minor expenses. Several receipts, including this one, show that Ansar Dine, a Malian jihadist group that initially refused to acknowledge ties to al-Qaida, was on al-Qaida's payroll. (AP Photo)