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Ransom money paid to Al Qaeda and its affiliates from 2008 to 2014, by incident (in million U.S. dollars)

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Number of hostages, nationality and year of incident in bracketsRansom paid in million U.S. dollars
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This statistic shows the amount of ransom money paid to Al Qaeda and its affiliates from 2008 and 2014. In the 2008 kidnapping of two Austrians, about 3.2 million U.S. dollars were paid for ransom.
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Release date
July 2014
Region
World
Survey time period
2008 - 2014
Supplementary notes
The source has converted ransom amounts into U.S. dollars using the currency exchange rate from the year of the payment in cases where the payment was made in euros. The ransom amounts were then adjusted for inflation so that they are in 2014 dollars.

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