Rewards for Justice is offering a reward of up to $7 million for information on Abu Ubaydah Yusuf al-Anabi, also known as Abou Obeida Youssef al-Annabi or Yazid Mubarak for his role as the leader of the terrorist organization al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). AQIM announced al-Anabi as the group’s new leader in November 2020. Al-Anabi pledged allegiance to al-Qa’ida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on AQIM’s behalf and is expected to play a role in al-Qa’ida’s global management.
Al-Anabi, an Algerian citizen, was previously the leader of AQIM’s Council of Notables and served on AQIM’s Shura Council. Al-Anabi was formerly AQIM’s media chief.
The U.S. Department of State on September 9, 2015 designated al-Anabi a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order 13224, blocking all his property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting U.S. persons from dealing with him. Additionally, he was placed on the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267 (UNSCR 1267) sanctions list on February 29, 2016, making him subject to an international asset freeze, travel ban, and arms embargo.
Abu Ubaydah Yusuf al-Anabi is extremely dangerous and remains at large.