The US has increased the reward for information about the whereabouts of the leader of the banned terrorist group “Islamic state” to $ 10 million, US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.
“I am pleased to announce that the US State Department has increased the amount of remuneration for information on the whereabouts of the new leader of ISIS to $ 10 million,” Pompeo said at a State Department briefing.
According to the State Department’s website, the reward is promised for information about the “Supreme leader of ISIS” al-Maul, also known as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Qurashi.
According to Washington, he was one of the leaders of the terrorist group banned in the Russian Federation “al-Qaeda” in Iraq and “gradually grew, reaching the leadership position of the Deputy head of the IG.” He became the head of the organization in October 2019 after the death of the previous IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a US operation.
Earlier in March, the US announced that a new leader of the Islamic State group was added to the list of terrorists.