U.S. Department of State offers $5 million for information on terrorists

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA9) -- The U.S. Department of State is offering rewards of up to $5 million each for information on two members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization, al-Shabaab, they said in a press release today.

The two U.S. citizens, Omar Shafik Hammami and Jehad Serwan Mostafa moved to Somalia and became members of al-Shabaab, an al-Qaida affiliate responsible for killing more than 70 people including one American. 

They have assassinated Somali peace activists, government officials, international aid works and journalists, said the Department in a press release, according to the Department of State.

Both men are on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list. 

According to the press release, "In September 2009, Hammami was indicted in the Southern District of Alabama on charges of providing support to terrorists, conspiring to provide material support to a State Department-designated foreign terrorist organization (al-Shabaab), and providing material support to al-Shabaab."

Mostafa is a former resident of San Diego, California who left for Somalia in 2005 and has been working as a media expert and a leader for foreign fighters for the terrorist organization. Both men are currently believed to be in Somalia. 

For further information on the two men, you can visit the Rewards for Justice website at www.rewardsforjustice.net. Anyone with information on these individuals may contact the Rewards for Justice office via the website, e-mail (RFJ@state.gov), phone (1-800-877-3927), or mail (Rewards for Justice, Washington, D.C., 20520-0303, USA).


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