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US Puts Up $3 Million Bounty for ISIS Propagandist

US Puts Up $3 Million Bounty for ISIS Propagandist

Friday, 29 May, 2020 - 08:45
People enter the State Department Building in Washington, US, January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo
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The United States has said it would offer up to $3 million for the arrest of a senior ISIS leader who has overseen the extremists' grisly execution videos.

The State Department said Thursday it would provide the reward in return for information on the location or further identification of Jordanian-born Muhammad Khadir Musa Ramadan, also known as Abu Bakr al-Gharib.

"He has overseen the planning, coordination and production of numerous propaganda videos, publications and online platforms that included brutal and cruel scenes of torture and mass execution of innocent civilians," Agence France Presse quoted it as saying in a statement.

US special forces in October killed the group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi inside Syria.

The terrorists carried out summary beheadings, with videos of their deeds used to recruit fighters from around the world.

A Western-backed military campaign decimated the group's former stronghold but attacks linked to ISIS extremists have been rising farther afield, including in Afghanistan and sub-Saharan Africa, AFP said.

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