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US doubles bounty on IS leader who succeeded Baghdadi

Washington | ByAsian News International | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
Jun 25, 2020 08:30 AM IST

Al-Mawla or Hajji Abdallah was a ‘religious scholar’ working with the Al-Qaida and also rose through the ranks in the ISIS very quickly and is now a SDGT by US’ Department of State.

The US Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program has increased the bounty - now up to USD10 million -- for information leading to the identification or location of ISIS’s new leader Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahma al-Mawla. This represents a doubling of the previous reward of up to USD 5 million announced in August 2019.

Information on Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla’s whereabouts can fetch $10 million as US State doubled up the bounty on him.(rewardsforjustice.net)
Information on Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla’s whereabouts can fetch $10 million as US State doubled up the bounty on him.(rewardsforjustice.net)

Al-Mawla -- also known as Hajji Abdallah and Abu-’Umar al-Turkmani -- succeeded Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as the leader of ISIS following Baghdadi’s death during a US military operation in October 2019. Al-Mawla helped drive and justify the abduction, slaughter, and trafficking of members of Yazidi religious minority groups in northwest Iraq, and he oversees the group’s global operations.

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Born in Mosul, Iraq, in 1976, al-Mawla was a religious scholar in ISIS’s predecessor organization, al-Qaida in Iraq, and steadily rose through the ranks of ISIS to become the deputy emir.

On March 18, 2020, the Department of State designated al-Mawla, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT).

As a result of this designation, US persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with al-Mawla, and al-Mawla’s property and interests in property subject to US jurisdiction will be blocked. In addition, it is a crime to knowingly provide, or attempt or conspire to provide material support or resources to ISIS. (ANI)

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