New York Bank Accused of Financing Al Qaeda Bomb-Making

The NY Post
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U.S. Army soldiers carry the flag-draped transfer coffin of U.S. Army Staff Sgt., Christopher M. Ward , was killed in Afghanistan. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images
  • New York-based Standard Chartered Bank is being accused of financing Al Qaeda’s bomb-making operations in Afghanistan, according to a lawsuit filed by families of two U.S. military members killed by the terror group.
  • The families of Wilbel Robles-Santa and Christopher Ward, both killed by improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan in 2013, filed the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court.
  • The families allege that the bank provided financial services to the Fatima Group in Pakistan despite knowing it was supplying Al Qaeda with calcium ammonium nitrate, a primary component in IEDs.
  • U.S. government officials had warned Standard Chartered Bank in 2013 to stop aiding terrorist attacks, but the bank’s response was deemed “utterly useless” according to court papers.
  • The lawsuit claims that Standard Chartered Bank knowingly sacrificed American lives for its own profits, citing violations of the Anti-Terrorism Act. Read More

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