State Department offers reward for Al-Nusra leader

Trump administration offers reward of up to $10 million for information about Al-Nusra Front leader.

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Al-Nusra Front terrorists
Al-Nusra Front terrorists
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The Trump administration is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information about the whereabouts of the military leader of Syria's Al-Nusra Front terrorist group, The Associated Press reported Wednesday.

The State Department said the reward will be paid for information "leading to the identification or location" of Abu Mohammed al-Golani.

The offer is the first under the department's "Rewards for Justice Program" for an Al-Nusra Front leader, noted AP. In a statement, the department said that the group under Golani's leadership had committed numerous attacks in Syria, including many against civilians, since 2013.

Al-Nusra Front was the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda before the two groups cut ties in late July. The group now goes by the name Fateh al-Sham.

Golani, a Syrian national believed to be in his 40s, has been identified by the U.S. as a "specially designated global terrorist" since 2013 and subject to U.S. and international sanctions, including an asset freeze and travel ban.

Al-Nusra Front is designated a "foreign terrorist organization" by the U.S.

The group is a rival of the Islamic State (ISIS), with Golani saying in 2015 that ISIS’s self-proclaimed caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria is "illegitimate.



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