The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program is offering a reward of up to $5 million each for information leading to the identification of senior Hurras al-Din leaders Abu ‘Abd al-Karim al-Masri, Faruq al-Suri, and Sami al-Uraydi.
All three leaders have been active in al-Qaida (AQ) for years and remain loyal to AQ leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Abu ‘Abd al-Karim al-Masri, also known as Karim, is an Egyptian national. In 2018, al-Masri was a member of Hurras al-Din’s shura and served as a mediator between the group and the Nusrah Front. Faruq al-Suri, also known as Samir Hijazi and Abu Hammam al-Shami, is a Syrian national. He fought in Afghanistan in the 1990s and trained AQ fighters in Iraq, among other activities. Sami al-Uraydi, also known as Abu Mahmud al-Shami, is a Jordanian national and senior sharia official for Hurras al-Din. He previously was involved in terrorist plots against the United States and Israel.
More information about these reward offers is located on the Rewards for Justice website at www.rewardsforjustice.net. We encourage anyone with information on Karim, al-Suri, or al-Uraydi to contact the Rewards for Justice office via the website, e-mail to [email protected], or the Regional Security Officer at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. All information will be kept strictly confidential.
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. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rewards4Justice.
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