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US offers rewards for information on 2 Al-Qaida leaders

WASHINGTON, As part of its Rewards for Justice (RFJ) Program, the US Department of State offered on Thursday USD multi-million rewards for information on two senior leaders of al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). RFJ is offering up to USD six million for information leading to the identification or location of Sa’ad bin Atef al-Awlaki and up to USD four million for information leading to the identification or location of Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al-Qosi, according to a statement from the department.

“Al-Awlaki is the emir of Shabwah, a province in Yemen. He has publicly called for attacks against the United States and our allies,” the statement pointed out. “Al-Qosi, also known as Sheikh Khubayb al-Sudani and Mohammad Salah Ahmad, is part of the leadership team that assists the current “emir” of AQAP. “Since 2015, he has appeared in AQAP recruiting materials and encouraged lone wolf attacks against the United States in online propaganda,” it added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency