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US offers cash for capture of al Shabab leaders



For useful information on the whereabouts of six leaders of the Somalia-based al-Shabab group, the US government is offering $27m (£18m) in rewards.

The highest reward is $6m for the group’s leader Abu Ubaidah.

He replaced Ahmed Abdi Godane, who was killed in a US drone strike last year.

The rewards:
1. $6m for Abu Ubaidah also known as Direye, named al-Shabab leader in September 2014.
2. $5m for Mahad Karate, also known as Abdirahman Mohamed Warsame, accused of playing key role in Garissa University College attack.
3. $5m for Ma’alim Daud who the US thinks is responsible for al-Shabab’s recruitment and training.
4. $5m for Hassan Afgooye who is believed to oversee the financing of al-Shabab.
5. $3m for Maalim Salman who the US says he has been involved in operations in Africa targeting tourists.
6. $3m for Ahmed Iman Ali who the US believes to have recruited Kenyans.

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