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US offers rewards for top Al Shabab members

The Obama administration yesterday offer up to US$33 million (Dh121m) in rewards for information about top members of Al Shabab, an Islamist extremist group in Somalia.

WASHINGTON // The Obama administration yesterday offer up to US$33 million (Dh121m) in rewards for information about top members of Al Shabab, an Islamist extremist group in Somalia.

It was first time the US has offered rewards for members of Al Shabab.

The US offered up to $7m for Al Shabab's founder, Ahmed Abdi aw-Mohamed; up to $5m each for his associates, Ibrahim Haji Jama, Fuad Mohamed Khalaf, Bashir Mohamed Mahamoud and Mukhtar Robow; and up to $3m for Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi and Abdullahi Yare.