EYEAFRICA TV:Washington (AA) – The US State Department announced Wednesday that it is offering rewards of up to $5 million for information leading to the capture of three Daesh terrorist leaders. The announcement came as global coalition targets Daesh remnants, says State Department.
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.
“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 Daesh terrorist group.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) officially known as the Islamic State (IS) and also known by its Arabic language acronym Daesh is a Salafi jihadist militant group and former unrecognised proto-state that follows a fundamentalist, Salafi doctrine of Sunni Islam ISIL gained global prominence in early 2014 when it drove Iraqi government forces out of key cities in its Western Iraq offensive, followed by its capture of Mosuland the Sinjar massacre.
The group has been designated a terrorist organisation by the United Nations as well as many international organizations and individual countries. ISIL is widely known for its videos of beheadings and other types of executions of both soldiers and civilians, including journalists and aid workers, and its destruction of cultural heritage sites. The United Nations holds ISIL responsible for human rights abuses and war crimes. ISIL also committed ethnic cleansing on an historic and unprecedented scale in northern Iraq.
Muhammad and Najm al-Jaburi are senior members of Daesh, as well as being “legacy members” of al-Qaeda. Al-Mawla is also a senior member of Daesh, 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 ISIS 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.
Muhammad al-Jaburi is also on the Treasury Department’s Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) list.