Wanted: Reward for Shabaab leaders

2015-11-10 22:03
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Washington - The United States is offering rewards of up to $6m for information on locations of six leaders of Somalia-based al-Shabaab extremist group.

The State Department announced on Tuesday tipsters could receive up to $6m for information leading to the "identification or whereabouts" of the group's main leader, Abu Ubaidah, up to $5m for information on three of his deputies and $3m for two others.

The money is being offered under the State Department's "Rewards for Justice" programme, which has paid out more than $125m to more than 80 people since 1984 for information leading to the arrest or death of terrorists.

Al-Shabaab is blamed for killing thousands of civilians, aid workers and peacekeepers in Somalia, Uganda, and Kenya since 2006.

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