U.S. puts bounty on Somali terror group leaders
June 8th, 2012
11:30 AM ET

U.S. puts bounty on Somali terror group leaders

The United States is offering millions of dollars for the whereabouts of seven key members of the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based terror group behind bombings and attacks in the region.

The announcement posted on the website of the U.S. State Department's Rewards for Justice program offers $7 million for information on the location of Ahmed Abdi Aw-Mohamed, the founder of al-Shabaab.

In announcing the bounties on Mohamed and his key associates Thursday, the State Department called al-Shabaab "a threat to the stability of East Africa and to the national security interests of the United States."

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Filed under: Africa • Al-Shabaab • Somalia • Terrorism
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. no

    This country of ours rewards illegals and legals with sufficent characters flaws a better future than it's native born children. Somali's have no business in this country as they bring nothing that makes this country a educated enriched populance.
    Al-Shabad or call it Alcohol or what have you their lives are worthless lyt we are going to make some one wealthy in Somlia and cut out education programs in America.Let the Africans and every other nation or race fight their own battles.

    June 11, 2012 at 1:51 am | Reply
  2. Salchain

    I wonder were Mohammad got the idea of becoming a terrorist? I wonder where all this comes from. They are following "The Religion of Peace." I just don't get it!

    June 10, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Reply
  3. Everett Wallace

    Is there any reason to put a bounty on any terrorist, it can be the top leader or the bottom leader their still terrorists they have no structure or orginization.

    June 10, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Reply
  4. George Patton

    Now we think that we can "buy" a victory through bounty hunting. The right-wing thugs in Washington will stop at nothing to gain control of another land. Greed conquers all or so they think!!!

    June 8, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Reply
    • Salchain

      Who's moving and taking over Somalia? The Somalis are moving here to Minnesotastan. The Somalis will take over Minnesota and that is all right with me.

      June 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Reply
  5. Talibob

    Towel Heads is what Towel Heads do.

    June 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Reply

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