U.S. issues $7 million reward for information leading to arrest of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb leader al-Annabi

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States has announced a $7 million reward for information on the whereabouts of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) leader Abu Obeida Youssef al-Annabi.

As part of its plan to combat terrorist organizations operating across the globe, the U.S. State Department announced the reward for al-Annabi as part of its “Reward for Justice” program.

Al-Annabi, also known as Yazid Mubarak, is an Algerian national and was appointed as the new leader of AQIM in November 2020, succeeding Abdelmalek Droukdal who was killed in June 2020 in northern Mali in an operation by the French Army.

Al-Annabi was designated a global terrorist by the U.S. State Department in 2015 and was sanctioned by the U.N. 2016.