Rewards for Justice is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information on Salim Jamil Ayyash, also known as Salim Jalil Ayyash and as Jabber. Ayyash is a senior operative in Hizballah’s Unit 121, the terrorist group’s assassination squad, which receives its orders directly from Hizballah secretary general Hasan Nasrallah. Ayyash is known to have been involved in efforts to harm U.S. military personnel.
On December 11, 2020, an international tribunal sentenced Ayyash in absentia to five concurrent life sentences on terrorism-related charges pertaining to the February 2005 suicide truck bombing in Beirut that killed Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. The attack also killed 21 others and wounded 226 persons. The tribunal found that Ayyash led the assassination team that carried out the attack on Hariri, and that Ayyash was actively involved in the assassination on the day of the attack.