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Rewards For Justice

Under the Rewards for Justice Program, the U.S. has paid more than fifty-million dollars for information that has prevented terrorist attacks or resulted in the capture of terrorists. State Department deputy spokesman Adam Ereli recently announced reward offers on two al-Qaida terrorists:

"The State Department, under the Rewards for Justice Program, is offering two new rewards up to five million dollars each, to encourage individuals to come forward with information regarding Mr. Abderraouf Ben Habib Jdey and Mr. Faker Ben Abdelaziz Boussora. These two gentlemen have extensive histories of extremist affiliations and links with al-Qaida. They are being sought in connection with possible terrorist threats in the United States. . . .they are believed to be traveling together."

Abderraouf Ben Habib Jdey was born in Grombalia, Tunisia, on May 30, 1965. He has a scar on his forehead. Jdey became a Canadian citizen in 1995. He left Canada in 1999 and received terrorist training in Afghanistan. He fought with Taleban extremists against Afghan Northern Alliance forces through 2000. Jdey returned to the Montreal area of Canada in 2001 and consorted with extremists on methods of joining the so-called "holy war." He may have been in Turkey in early 2002 and may still be in the surrounding region.

Faker Ben Abdelazziz Boussora was born in Tunisia on March 22, 1964. He has prominently protruding ears and is also believed to have pituitary gland illness. Boussora immigrated to France in 1988. From there, he went to Canada in 1991. Between 1999 and 2000, Boussora received al-Qaida terrorist training in Afghanistan. He and Jdey may be in the Middle East or South Asia region. Both have declared their intention to take part in suicide attacks. They may attempt to enter Canada or the U.S.

Anyone with information concerning Faker Ben Abdelaziz Boussora or Abderraouf Ben Habib Jdey is urged to contact the Rewards for Justice program by email at: or telephone 1-800-877-3927. Information on either of these terrorists may also be provided by contacting the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

The preceding was an editorial reflecting the views of the United States government.