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US doubles reward for information leading to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The United States has more than doubled its offer of a reward to 25 million dollars (£20m) for information leading to the Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliph.

The State Department had previously offered 10 million dollars (£8m) for information that helps the US determine the location of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, or arrest and convict him.

The agency says that under al-Baghdadi, IS has been responsible for thousands of deaths in the Middle East, including American citizens, and terrorist attacks elsewhere.


From Belfast Telegraph