US Offers $12 Million Reward Offered For Iran-Based Al-Qaeda Members


(RFE/RL) — The U.S. State Department is offering up to $12 million in rewards for information on two men it describes as members of an Al-Qaeda network operating in Iran.

The State Department said on October 18 that they are “key facilitators” in sending extremists to Iraq and Afghanistan.

It says it will provide $7 million for information on Muhsin al-Fadhli and $5 million for information on Adel Radi Saqr al-Wahabi al-Harbi.

Iran - United States Relations
Iran – United States Relations

Also on October 18, the U.S. Treasury Department imposed financial sanctions against al-Harbi.

The move freezes any U.S. assets held by al-Harbi and also prohibits U.S. citizens from engaging in transactions with him.

Al-Fadhli is already subject to similar restrictions.

The U.S. government says Iran gives the Al-Qaeda network on its soil “freedom of operation.”


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