U.S. on Wednesday 8th August 2018 doubled bounty reward from $5 million to $ 10 million for information leading to location, arrest, or conviction of two top Al-Qaeda leaders, Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah and Sayf al-Adl
U.S. first bounty on these Al-Qaeda terror figures was placed in December 2000 but it’s yet to apprehend or locate the individuals.
The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program updated the details of the two Al-Qaeda operatives. Both Ahmed Abdullah and Sayf al-Adl served as members of Al-Qaeda council, and al-Adl also served in the terror group’s military committee.
The two terrorist leaders entered into U.S. list of the most wanted after November 1998 for their role in the twin bombing of the U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and in Nairobi, Kenya.
The attacks killed 224 civilians, including 12 Americans, and wounded more than 5,000 others.
Tuesday 7th August 2018 marked 20 years since the twin bombings, the first major al-Qaeda attack on U.S. targets in East Africa, three years before the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York and Washington that killed nearly 3 000 people.