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)

US doubles bounty on IS leader who succeeded Baghdadi

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.
Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 08:30 AM IST

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.

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.

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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