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 three leaders of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS terrorist group.
The three men were identified in the statement as Hajji Taysir, Hajji Hamid, and Hajji ’Abdallah. All three are legacy members of the terrorist group’s predecessor organization, al-Qa’ida in Iraq.
Hajji Taysir, whose birth name is Mu’taz Numan ’Abd Nayif Najm al-Jaburi, is a senior leader of ISIS. In the past, he has overseen bomb-making for ISIS terrorist and insurgent activities.
Hajji Hamid, born Sami Jasim Muhammad al-Jaburi, has been instrumental in managing finances for the ISIS’s terrorist operations.
While serving as ISIS deputy in southern Mosul in 2014, he reportedly supervised the group’s revenue-generating operations from illicit sales of oil, gas, antiquities, and minerals.
Hajji ’Abdallah, real name Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, was a religious scholar in the al-Qa’ida in Iraq terrorist group, the predecessor of ISIS. He rose through the ranks to assume a senior leadership role for ISIS.
As one of ISIS’s most senior ideologues, Hajji ’Abdallah helped drive and justify the abduction, slaughter, and trafficking of the Yazidi religious minority in northwest Iraq and is believed to oversee some of the group’s global terrorist operations. He is a potential successor to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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 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 Hajji Taysir, Hajji Hamid, and Hajji ’Abdallah, please contact the Rewards for Justice website at www.rewardsforjustice.net; e-mail: LH@rewardsforjustice.net; or the Regional Security Officer at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.