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Qasim al-Rimi

Up to $10 Million Reward

Qasim al-Rimi was named emir of AQAP in June 2015, immediately after he swore allegiance to al-Qa’ida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and called for renewed attacks against the United States. Al-Rimi trained terrorists at an al-Qa’ida camp in Afghanistan in the 1990’s, and subsequently returned to Yemen and became an AQAP military commander. He was sentenced to five years in prison in 2005 in Yemen of plotting to assassinate the U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, and escaped in 2006. Al-Rimi has been linked to the September 2008 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a that left 10 Yemeni guards, four civilians, and six terrorists dead. Al-Rimi is also linked to the December 2009 attempted suicide bombing of “underwear bomber” Umar Farouq Abdulmutallab aboard a U.S.-bound airliner. In 2009, the Yemeni government accused him of running an al-Qa’ida training camp in Yemen’s Abyan province.

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Khalid Saeed al-Batarfi

Up to $5 Million Reward

Khalid al-Batarfi is a senior member of AQAP in Yemen’s Hadramaut Governorate and a former member of AQAP’s shura council. In 1999, he traveled to Afghanistan, where he trained at al-Qa’ida’s al-Farouq camp. In 2001, he fought alongside the Taliban against U.S. forces and the Northern Alliance. In 2010, al-Batarfi joined AQAP in Yemen, led AQAP fighters in taking over Yemen’s Abyan Province, and was named AQAP’s emir of Abyan. Following the death of AQAP leader Nasir al-Wuhayshi in a June 2016 U.S. military strike, he issued a statement warning that al-Qa’ida would destroy the U.S. economy and attack other U.S. interests.

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Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah

Up to $10 Million Reward

Abdullah is an al-Qa’ida senior leader and a member of al-Qa’ida’s leadership council, the “majlis al-shura.” Abdullah is an experienced financial officer, facilitator, and operational planner for al-Qa’ida.

Abdullah was indicted and charged by a federal grand jury in November 1998 for his role in the August 7, 1998, bombings of the U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya. The attacks killed 224 civilians and wounded more than 5,000 others.

In the 1990’s, Abdullah provided military training to al-Qa’ida operatives as well as Somali tribesmen who fought against U.S. forces in Mogadishu during Operation Restore Hope. From 1996-1998, he operated multiple al-Qa’ida training camps in Afghanistan.

After the embassy bombings, Abdullah moved to Iran under the protection of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). In 2003 Iranian authorities placed him and other al-Qa’ida leaders under house arrest. In September 2015, Abdullah and other senior al-Qa’ida leaders were released from Iranian custody in exchange for an Iranian diplomat kidnapped by al-Qa’ida in Yemen. (Full Text »)

Sayf al-Adl

Up to $10 Million Reward

Al-Adl is an al-Qa’ida senior leader and a member of AQ’s leadership council, the “majlis al-shura.” Al-Adl also heads al-Qa’ida’s military committee.

Al-Adl was indicted and charged by a federal grand jury in November 1998 for his role in the August 7, 1998, bombings of the U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi Kenya. The attacks killed 224 civilians and wounded more than 5,000 others.

He was a lieutenant colonel in the Egyptian Special Forces until his arrest in 1987 with thousands of other anti-government militants following an assassination attempt on Egypt’s interior minister

As early as 1990, al-Adl and other al-Qa’ida operatives provided military and intelligence training in various countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Sudan, for the use of al-Qa’ida and its affiliated groups, including the Egyptian Islamic Jihad.

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Abdul Wali

Up to $3 Million Reward

Abdul Wali is the leader of Jamaat ul-Ahrar (JuA), a militant faction affiliated with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). He reportedly operates from Afghanistan’s Nangarhar and Kunar Provinces.

Under Wali’s leadership, JuA has been one of the most operationally active TTP networks in Punjab Province and has claimed multiple suicide bombings and other attacks throughout Pakistan.

In March 2016, JuA conducted a suicide bombing at a public park in Lahore, Pakistan that killed 75 people and injured 340.

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Mangal Bagh

Up to $3 Million Reward

Mangal Bagh is the leader of Lashkar-e-Islam, a militant faction affiliated with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). His group earns revenue from drug trafficking, smuggling, kidnapping, raids on NATO convoys, and taxes on transit trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Bagh has led Lashkar-e-Islam since 2006 and has routinely shifted alliances to protect illicit revenue streams while enforcing an extreme version of Deobandi Islam in the areas of eastern Afghanistan and western Pakistan that he controls, particularly Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

Born in Khyber Agency, Pakistan, he is believed to be in his mid-forties. Bagh is a member of the Afridi tribe. He studied at a madrasa for several years and later fought alongside militant groups in Afghanistan.

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Ahlam Ahmad al-Tamimi

Up to $5 Million Reward

A Jordanian citizen, Ahlam Ahmad al-Tamimi, also known as “Khalti” and “Halati,” is a convicted terrorist operative for HAMAS.

On August 9, 2001, al-Tamimi transported a bomb and a HAMAS suicide bomber to a crowded Jerusalem Sbarro pizzeria, where the bomber detonated the explosives, killing 15 people, including seven children. Two American citizens were killed in the attack – Judith Shoshana Greenbaum, a pregnant 31-year-old school teacher from New Jersey, and Malka Chana Roth, a 15-year-old. Over 120 others were injured, including four Americans. HAMAS claimed responsibility for the bombing.

In 2003, al-Tamimi pleaded guilty in an Israeli court to participating in the attack and was sentenced to 16 life terms in Israel for assisting the bomber. She was released in October 2011 as part of a prisoner exchange between Hamas and Israel. On March 14, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed a criminal complaint and an arrest warrant for al-Tamimi, charging her under U.S. law with “conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against U.S. nationals outside the U.S., resulting in death.” The FBI also added al-Tamimi to its list of most wanted terrorists and considers her to be “armed and dangerous.” (Full Text »)

Talal Hamiyah

Up to $7 Million Reward

Talal Hamiyah is the head of Hizballah’s External Security Organization (ESO), which maintains organized cells worldwide. The ESO is the Hizballah element responsible for the planning, coordination, and execution of terrorist attacks outside of Lebanon. The attacks have primarily targeted Israelis and Americans.

The U.S. Department of Treasury designated Talal Hamiyah on September 13, 2012 as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) pursuant to Executive Order 13224 for providing support to Hizballah’s terrorist activities in the Middle East and around the world.

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Fuad Shukr

Up to $5 Million Reward

Fuad Shukr is a longtime senior advisor on military affairs to Hizballah’s Secretary General Hasan Nasrallah. Shukr is a senior Hizballah operative who is the military commander of Hizballah forces in southern Lebanon. He serves on Hizballah’s highest military body, the Jihad Council.

Shukr’s activities for and on behalf of Hizballah span over 30 years. He was a close associate of now-deceased Hizballah commander Imad Mughniyah. Shukr played a central role in the planning and execution of the October 23, 1983 U.S. Marine Corps Barracks Bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed 241 U.S. service personnel. (Full Text »)

Muhammad al-Jawlani

Up to $10 Million Reward

Muhammad al-Jawlani, also known as Abu Muhammad al-Golani, also known as Muhammad al-Julani, is the senior leader of the terrorist organization, the al-Nusrah Front (ANF), the Syria branch of al-Qa’ida. In April 2013, al-Jawlani pledged allegiance to al-Qa’ida and its leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. In July 2016, al-Jawlani praised al-Qa’ida and al-Zawahiri in an online video and claimed the ANF was changing its name to Jabhat Fath Al Sham (“Conquest of the Levant Front”). Under al-Jawlani’s leadership, ANF has carried out multiple terrorist attacks throughout Syria, often targeting civilians. In April 2015, ANF reportedly kidnapped, and later released, approximately 300 Kurdish civilians from a checkpoint in Syria. In June 2015, ANF claimed responsibility for the massacre of 20 residents in the Druze village Qalb Lawzeh in Idlib province, Syria. (Full Text »)

Murder of Joel Wesley Shrum

Taizz, Yemen | March 18, 2012

On March 18, 2012, Shrum, aged 29, was shot and killed on his way to work in Taizz, Yemen, by a gunman riding on the back of a motorcycle that had pulled up alongside his vehicle. At the time of his death, Shrum worked at the International Training and Development Center as an administrator and English teacher. He was living in Yemen with his wife and two young children. A few days after the attack, the terrorist organization al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed responsibility for the murder. The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction for those persons who committed, planned, or aided in the murder of American citizen Joel Shrum. (Full Text »)

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Up to $25 Million Reward

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, also known as Abu Du’a, also known as Ibrahim ‘Awwad Ibrahim ‘Ali al-Badri, is the senior leader of the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The threat that al-Baghdadi poses has increased significantly since the Department of State’s initial $10 million reward offer for information leading to his location, arrest, or conviction was announced in 2011. In June 2014, ISIL (also known as Da’esh) seized control of portions of Syria and Iraq, declared the establishment of an Islamic caliphate, and named al-Baghdadi as caliph. In recent years, ISIL has gained the allegiance of jihadist groups and radicalized individuals around the world, and has inspired attacks in the United States. (Full Text »)

Gulmurod Khalimov

Up to $3 Million Reward

Former Tajikistan special operations colonel, police commander, and military sniper Gulmurod Khalimov is an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) member and recruiter. He was the commander of a special paramilitary unit in the Tajikistan Ministry of Interior. Khalimov appeared in a propaganda video confirming that he fights for ISIL and has called publicly for violent acts against Americans. (Full Text »)

Abu-Muhammad al-Shimali

Up to $5 Million Reward

Senior Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Border Chief Tirad al-Jarba, better known as Abu-Muhammad al-Shimali, has been associated with ISIL, formerly known as al-Qaida in Iraq, since 2005. He now serves as a key official in ISIL’s Immigration and Logistics Committee, and is responsible for facilitating the travel of foreign terrorist fighters primarily through (Full Text »)

Trafficking in Oil and Antiquities Benefitting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

The Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the significant disruption of the sale and/or trade of oil and antiquities by, for, on behalf of, or to benefit the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known by its Arabic acronym as DAESH. (Full Text »)