U.S. puts bounties on 7 key members of Somali terror group

Sat, 2012-06-09 11:59 by admin

By the CNN Wire Staff

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(CNN) – The United States is offering millions of dollars for the whereabouts of seven key members of the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based terror group behind bombings and attacks in the region.

The announcement posted on the website of the U.S. State Department's Rewards for Justice program offers $7 million for information on the location of Ahmed Abdi Aw-Mohamed, the founder of al-Shabaab. …

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The United States is offering $7 million for the whereabouts of al-Shabaab's founder
  • The State Department calls the terror group "a threat to stability"
  • Rewards are also offered for six of his associates

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