The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program is offering a reward of up to 5 million dollars each for information leading to the identification or location of Faruq al-Suri, Sami al-Uraydi and Abu ‘Abd al-Karim al-Masri. The three men are senior leaders of the Tanẓīm Ḥurrās ad-Dīn, an al-Qaida affiliated terrorist group that emerged in Syria in early 2018. The group is fighting in Syria.
These three men have all been active in al-Qaida for many years, and today they remain loyal to the group’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Faruq al-Suri, who is also known as Samir Hijazi and Abu Hammam al-Shami, is a Syrian. Al-Suri has been active in the al-Qaida terrorist organization for decades. In the 1990s, he was a senior paramilitary trainer in Afghanistan, and trained fighters for the group in Iraq from 2003 to 2005. From 2009 to 2013, Al-Suri was detained in Lebanon, and afterwards became the military commander of the al-Nusrah Front. He left the al-Nusrah Front in 2016.
Abu ‘Abd al-Karim al-Masri, also known as Karim, comes from Egypt. In 2018, al-Masri was a member of Tanẓīm Ḥurrās ad-Dīn’s shura, the group’s senior decision-making body, and served as a mediator between Tanẓīm Ḥurrās ad-Dīn and the al-Nusrah Front.
The Jordan-born Sami al-Uraydi, also known as Abu Mahmud al-Shami is a senior sharia leader of Hurras ad-Din. In the past, he was involved in terrorist plots against the United States and Israel. Like Karim, Al-Uraydi is also a member of Tanẓīm Ḥurrās ad-Dīn’s shura.
The Rewards for Justice Program is administered by the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service. Since its inception in 1984, the program has paid in excess of 150 million dollars to more than 100 people who provided actionable information that helped bring terrorists to justice or prevented acts of international terrorism worldwide.
If anyone has such information, please contact the Rewards for Justice via the website at www.rewardsforjustice.net; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or contact the Regional Security Officer at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.