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Intel: US doubles reward for information on Islamic State leader

The US government is offering $10 million for information leading to the location of Islamic State leader Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla.
A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014. The offshoot of al Qaeda which has captured swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic "Caliphate" and called on factions worldwide to pledge their allegiance, a statement posted on jihadist websites said on Sunday. The group, previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as ISIS, has renamed itself "Islamic State" and proclaimed its leader

The US government is doubling the reward offered for information on the whereabouts of the man believed to be the current leader of the Islamic State (IS, or ISIS). 

“I am pleased today to announce the State Department has increased our reward offer, now up to $10 million, for information about the new leader of ISIS,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters Wednesday. 

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