US offers $10 million reward for Syria rebel leader

2017-05-10 20:06
This file photo shows an image released on July 28, 2016 by Al-Manara al-Bayda, the official news arm of Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, allegedly showing the group's chief Abu Mohammad al-Jolani at an undisclosed location. (File, AFP)

This file photo shows an image released on July 28, 2016 by Al-Manara al-Bayda, the official news arm of Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, allegedly showing the group's chief Abu Mohammad al-Jolani at an undisclosed location. (File, AFP)

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Washington - 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-Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front.

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 a Nusra Front leader. 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.

Golani has been identified by the US as a "specially designated global terrorist" since 2013 and subject to US and international sanctions, including an asset freeze and travel ban.

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