US government boosts reward for information leading to capture of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to $25 million
The United States has more than doubled its previous reward for information leading to the arrest of Islamic State (Isis) chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to $25m (£20m). On Friday 16 December, the US State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program increased the bounty on the Isis warlord’s head from $10m (£8m).
The program is asking for any information that would help locate, arrest or convict the head of the extremist group, an Iraqi citizen who is also known as Ibrahim al-Samarrai. – READ MORE