The U.S. State Department announced Wednesday it is offering rewards of up to $5 million for information leading to the capture of three ISIS terrorist leaders.
Washington is looking to locate Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, also known as Hajji Abdullah, Sami Jasim Muhammad al-Jaburi, known as Hajji Hamid, and Mu‘taz Numan ‘Abd Nayif Najm al-Jaburi, also called Hajji Taysir.
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“This announcement comes at an important time as the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS and our partners on the ground continue to target ISIS remnants,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said during a news conference, using another name for the terrorist group.
Muhammad and Najm al-Jaburi are senior members of ISIS, as well as being “legacy members” of al-Qaeda. Al-Mawla is also a senior member of ISIS, and served as a religious scholar for al-Qaeda, according to the agency.
“This reward is an important moment in our fight against ISIS. As it is defeated on the battlefield, we are determined to identify and find the group’s leaders so that the global coalition of nations fighting to defeat ISIS can continue to destroy ISIS remnants and thwart its global ambitions,” the State Department said on its Rewards for Justice website.
“As one of ISIS’s most senior ideologues, Hajji ‘Abdallah helped drive and justify the abduction, slaughter, and trafficking of the Yazidi religious minority in northwest Iraq and is believed to oversee some of the group’s global terrorist operations. He is a potential successor to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,” the website adds.
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Muhammad al-Jaburi is also on the Treasury Department’s Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) list.
The Rewards for Justice Program is an effective law enforcement tool and is administered by the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service. Since its inception in 1984, the program has paid in excess of $150 million to more than 100 people who provided actionable information that helped bring terrorists to justice or prevented acts of international terrorism worldwide.
Anadolu with additional input from GVS News Desk