U.S. reward for information about ISIS leader Hajji Abdallah raised to $10 million

WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department has increased the financial reward for information about the location of the new Islamic State (ISIS) leader, Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, also known as Hajji Abdallah, from $5 million to $10 million.

On Wednesday, the U.S. State Department program Rewards for Justice, announced the doubling of the reward via Twitter.

In Arabic, the announcement read:

“The ISIS terrorist leader Hajji Abdallah has committed countless crimes against your innocent brothers. Contact us if you have any information that might lead to his identification or his location. The U.S.-led international coalition with the U.S. partners in Iraq and Syria are still targeting ISIS remnants and obstructing the terrorist organization’s objectives. The Rewards for Justice program provides a financial reward for any information about ISIS leaders.”

The tweet was attached with a WhatsApp number and Telegram account to contact the concerned parties.

Hajji Abdallah, who took over as head of the Islamic State after the killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a U.S. Special Forces raid in Turkish-occupied northwestern Syria on 27 October 2019, was born in Mosul, Iraq. He is thought to be hiding somewhere in Syria or Iraq.