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US to Offer Rewards for Somalia al-Shabab Leaders

By Jay Gory, thecheers.org    2012-06-07 09:31:48    

The Obama administration is set to announce rewards of up to $33 million for information leading to the whereabouts of leaders of an al-Qaida-linked militant group in Somalia, al-Shabab.
The Obama administration is set to announce rewards of up to $33 million for information leading to the whereabouts of leaders of an al-Qaida-linked militant group in Somalia, al-Shabab.

U.S. media reports say the State Department will make the announcement through its Rewards for Justice program on Thursday. This marks the first time a specific premium has been placed on the heads of top members of al-Shabab.

The United States will offer up to $7 million for al-Shabab's founder, up to $5 million for four of his top associates, and up to $3 million for two other top members of the group.

The U.S. placed al-Shabab on its list of terrorist organizations in 2008.

The militant group has been linked to terrorist attacks in Somalia and Uganda. News by VOA News.
Jay Gory, The Cheers News

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