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Terrorism kills innocent people in every walk of life.  By providing information that prevents a terrorist act, you save lives, protect families, and preserve peace.


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  • Photo of Muhammad al-Jawlani

    Muhammad al-Jawlani

    Up to $10 Million Reward

    Muhammad al-Jawlani, also known as Abu Muhammad al-Golani, also known as Muhammad al-Julani, is the senior leader of the terrorist organization, the al-Nusrah Front (ANF), the Syria branch of al-Qa’ida. In April 2013, al-Jawlani pledged allegiance to al-Qa’ida and its leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. In July 2016, al-Jawlani praised al-Qa’ida and al-Zawahiri in an online video and claimed the ANF was changing its name to Jabhat Fath Al Sham (“Conquest of the Levant Front”). Under al-Jawlani’s leadership, ANF has carried out multiple terrorist attacks throughout Syria, often targeting civilians. In April 2015, ANF reportedly kidnapped, and later released, approximately 300 Kurdish civilians from a checkpoint in Syria. In June 2015, ANF claimed responsibility for the massacre of 20 residents in the Druze village Qalb Lawzeh in Idlib province, Syria. (Full Text »)

  • Joel Wesley Shrum

    Murder of Joel Wesley Shrum

    Taizz, Yemen | March 18, 2012

    On March 18, 2012, Shrum, aged 29, was shot and killed on his way to work in Taizz, Yemen, by a gunman riding on the back of a motorcycle that had pulled up alongside his vehicle. At the time of his death, Shrum worked at the International Training and Development Center as an administrator and English teacher. He was living in Yemen with his wife and two young children. (Full Text »)

  • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

    Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

    Up to $25 Million Reward

    Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, also known as Abu Du'a, also known as Ibrahim ‘Awwad Ibrahim ‘Ali al-Badri, is the senior leader of the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The threat that al-Baghdadi poses has increased significantly since the Department of State’s initial $10 million reward offer for information leading to his location, arrest, or conviction was announced in 2011. In June 2014, ISIL (also known as Da’esh) seized control of portions of Syria and Iraq, declared the establishment of an Islamic caliphate, and named al-Baghdadi as caliph. In recent years, ISIL has gained the allegiance of jihadist groups and radicalized individuals around the world, and has inspired attacks in the United States. (Full Text »)

  • Gulmurod Khalimov

    Gulmurod Khalimov

    Up to $3 Million Reward

    Former Tajikistan special operations colonel, police commander, and military sniper Gulmurod Khalimov is an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) member and recruiter. He was the commander of a special paramilitary unit in the Tajikistan Ministry of Interior. Khalimov appeared in a propaganda video confirming that he fights for ISIL and has called publicly for violent acts against Americans. (Full Text »)

  • Photo of Abu-Muhammad al-Shimal

    Abu-Muhammad al-Shimali

    Up to $5 Million Reward

    Senior Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Border Chief Tirad al-Jarba, better known as Abu-Muhammad al-Shimali, has been associated with ISIL, formerly known as al-Qaida in Iraq, since 2005. He now serves as a key official in ISIL’s Immigration and Logistics Committee, and is responsible for facilitating the travel of foreign terrorist fighters primarily through (Full Text »)

  • Photo of Antiquities

    Trafficking in Oil and Antiquities Benefitting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

    The Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the significant disruption of the sale and/or trade of oil and antiquities by, for, on behalf of, or to benefit the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known by its Arabic acronym as DAESH. (Full Text »)

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Tip Leads to Conviction of Ramzi Ahmed Yousef

Ramzi Ahmed Yousef was the terrorist mastermind responsible for the February 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York City that killed six and wounded over a thousand. Yousef and his assistants drove a van full of explosives into the basement of the World Trade Center. Within hours of the bombing, Yousef escaped on a plane to Pakistan.  

Yousef resurfaced in the Philippines where he was engaged in developing a complex terrorist plot. Yousef planned to assassinate Pope John Paul II on January 14, 1995 while he was touring the Philippines... (Full Text »)

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