The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program is offering a reward of up to 5 million dollars for information leading to the identification or location of Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, also known as Abu Walid. He is a key leader of the terrorist organization ISIS in the Greater Sahara, also known as ISIS-GS. This terrorist group emerged when Abu Walid and his followers parted from the al-Qa’ida splinter group, Al-Mourabitoun.
ISIS-GS is based primarily in Mali, along the Mali-Niger border. It proclaimed its allegiance to ISIS in May 2015. Under Abu Walid’s leadership, this terrorist group conducted a number of attacks, including the October 4, 2017, attack on a joint U.S.-Nigerien patrol in Niger close to the Malian border, which resulted in the deaths of four U.S. soldiers and four Nigerien soldiers.
On May 16, 2018, the U.S. Department of State designated Abu Walid a Specially Designated Global Terrorist pursuant to Executive Order 13224. At the same time, ISIS-GS was designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
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 more information about Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, please contact the Rewards for Justice 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.
All information will be kept strictly confidential.