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Iraq offers $25m reward for information on Daesh head Al-Baghdadi

Abu-Bakr Al-Baghdadi [file photo]
File photo of Abu-Bakr Al-Baghdadi, leader of Daesh

The Iraqi army announced yesterday that is offering a reward of $25 million for information about the location of Daesh leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

An official in Anbar province, Ibrahim Al-Awsaj, told Xinhua news agency that the Iraqi army have dropped leaflets over Anbar’s provincial capital, Ramadi, to make people aware of the reward.

“The leader of Daesh and his fighters stole your land and killed your people, and now he is hiding in safety away from the death and destruction that he planted. With your intelligence reports, you can avenge,” the leaflets said.

The announcement comes after the US backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced that they had defeated the group’s militants in eastern Syria amid reports that Al-Baghdadi and some of his companions have flee from the area.

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