WASHINGTON: The US increased a reward Wednesday for the top leader of ISIS, doubling its payout for information on its self-styled emir to $10 million.
The State Department announced a $5 million reward in August for information that leads to the identification or location of Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla.
Al-Mawla is also known as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurash, Hajji Abdallah and Abu-Umar al-Turkman.
He succeeded Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to lead the terror organization less than a week after Baghdadi was killed in a US operation in northern Syria in October.
Al-Mawla oversees Daesh/ISIS’ global operations after helping to “justify the abduction, slaughter, and trafficking of members of Yazidi religious minority groups in northwest Iraq,” the State Department said.
REWARD DOUBLED!! Now up to $10 million for information on ISIS leader al-Mawla. If you have information on al-Mawla, please contact RFJ or the nearest US embassy. HELP BRING THIS TERRORIST TO JUSTICE! https://t.co/n8tkkdSdam pic.twitter.com/Gmn05BC0J8
— Rewards for Justice (@RFJ_USA) June 24, 2020
He was previously a religious scholar in the terror group that preceded Daesh/ISIS, al-Qaeda in Iraq, before becoming deputy leader of the terror group under Baghdadi.
He was designated a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the State Department in March.