Ayman al-Zawahiri is a fugitive who is wanted for his alleged role in the August 7, 1998,bombings of the U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, that killed 224 innocent civilians and wounded over 5,000 others.
An Egyptian citizen, al-Zawahiri is a physician and founder of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, a terror group that seeks to overthrow the duly elected government of Egypt by violent means. He is also believed to serve as an adviser and doctor to Osama bin-Laden.
He is 57 years old, with dark brown hair and dark eyes. He is also known as Abu Muhammad, Abu Abdallah, Muhammad Ibrahim and Abdel Muaz.
For his role in the embassy bombings and other acts, al-Zawahiri has been indicted for the murder of U.S. nationals outside the United States, conspiracy to murder U.S. nationals outside the U.S., and attacks on a U.S. government facility resulting in death.
The Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward of up to $25 million for information leading to al-Zawahiri's arrest or prosecution.
The U.S. guarantees that all reports will be investigated and the identity of all informants will be kept confidential. If appropriate, the U.S. is prepared to protect informants by relocating them.