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.
REWARD! Up to $7 Million
For Info on AQIM Leader
Abu al-Anabi is the new leader of the terrorist group al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). In 2009, AQIM killed U.S. citizen Christopher Leggett in Mauritania.
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— Rewards for Justice (@RFJ_USA) June 2, 2021
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.