Al-Moayad linked to bin Laden [Archives:2005/818/Front Page]

February 21 2005

By Yemen Times News Services
NEW YORK – A former FBI informant testified at the terror-funding trial for a Yemeni sheikh and his assistant that the defendant had supplied arms, money and fighters to Osama bin Laden.

Mohamed Alanssi, called as a hostile witness for the defense, testified Thursday that Sheikh Mohammed Ali Hassan al-Moayad told him that he gave $20 million to bin Laden before the Sept. 11 attacks and $3.5 million to the terrorist group Hamas.

“He told me he helps al-Qaida with money and arms and he sent mujahedeen to Chechnya and Afghanistan