A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle from the 432nd Wing out of Creech Air Force Base, Nev., takes off from the Rafael Hernandez Airport outside Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Jan. 28, 2010, for a mission in support of Operation Unified Response. Airmen from Creech Air Force Base are providing 24/7 full-motion video in real time to international relief workers on the ground in Haiti in order to speed up humanitarian aid in remote areas of the country. The Department of Defense and the U.S. Agency for International Development are providing aid and relief to Haitian citizens affected by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the region Jan. 12, 2010. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. James L. Harper Jr., U.S. Air Force/Released)
The United States has placed a $7 million bounty on an Al-Qaeda leader’s head.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
The State Department announced on Wednesday that it will pay up to $7 million for information leading to the location and identification of Abu Ubaydah Yusuf al-Anabi, the leader of al-Qaeda’s Islamic Maghreb arm.
Islamic Maghreb, also known as AQIM, is responsible for the abduction and murder of Americans. The group is an important cog in al-Qaeda’s regional operation, which remains active 20 years after it orchestrated the 9/11 terror attacks. The $7 million bounty points to the State Department’s continued interest in locating those who have helped al-Qaeda remain a top global terror outfit.
Al-Anabi, also known as Yazid Mubarak, is an Algerian citizen who served as AQIM’s media chief and in other senior roles with the terror group. AQIM was formally designated as a terror group in March 2002.
“Al-Anabi has pledged allegiance to al-Qa’ida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on AQIM’s behalf and is expected to play a role in al-Qa’ida’s global management,” said the State Department.
The fight continues it appears.