U.S State Department’s Rewards for Justice has offered a bounty rewards of $10 million for Muhammad al-Jawlani, a leader of Al-Qaeda branch in Syria.
Muhammad al-Jawlani, also known as Abu Muhammad al-Golani, also known as Muhammad al-Julani, has been listed on a most wanted terror watch and is a senior leader of the terrorist organization, the Al-Nusrah Front (ANF), the Syria branch of Al-Qaeda.
Reports indicate that Muhammad al-Jawlani pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda emir Ayman al-Zawahiri in 2013.
Al-Jawlanib in July 2016, praised Al-Qaeda al-Zawahiri in an online video and claimed the ANF was changing its name to Jabhat Fath Al Sham (“Conquest of the Levant Front”).
Under al-Jawlani’s leadership, Al-Nusra Front has carried out multiple terrorist attacks throughout Syria, often targeting civilians.
Al-Jawlani is designated by the Department of State as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Executive Order 13224. He is also listed at the UN Security Council ISIL (Daesh) and Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee.