Rewards for Justice releases wanted poster for Shabaab leaders

The Rewards for Justice program has created a poster listing the seven senior Shabaab leaders who were added to the wanted list on June 7. The poster [below], which was obtained by The Long War Journal, is titled “Faces of Terrorism” and contains pictures of five of the seven wanted Shabaab leaders: Ahmed Abdi Aw Mohamed (a.k.a. Sheikh Mukhtar Abu Zubayr and Godane), Sheikh Abu Mukhtar Robow, Bashir Mohamed Mahamoud, Sheikh Fuad Mohamed Khalaf, and Abdullahi Yare.

Two of the wanted leaders, Ibrahim Haji Jama and Sheikh Hassan “Turki” Abdullahi Hersi (a.k.a. Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi), are not pictured as images of them are not available.

Shabaab officially merged with al Qaeda in February, but had been working closely with the terror group for years. The two terror groups intentionally obscured their ties at the behest of Osama bin Laden.

For more information on the Shabaab leaders, see LWJ report, 7 Shabaab leaders added to Rewards for Justice most wanted list.


Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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  • reader says:

    What No….
    Omar Hammami aka Abu Mansour Al Amriki..
    He should ‘READ’ that ‘LOUD and CLEAR’…or lack there of, shall we say.
    Huh, guess he’ll get…the other Reward and Just-Ice.

  • Fab Luka says:

    @ Reader,
    Daphne’s own (Hammami) already (i believe) has a bounty. He’s got two fronts to worry about anyways:
    1) Shabaab’s leadership completely cutting him out of funds, security, and leadership roles.
    2) Our robotic flying friends armed and ready.
    Hopefully the latter gets a good lock on him and saves taxpayers money of him ever coming back to the states for a trial. Happy Hunting.

  • Rocranger1 says:

    I have been pondering the Rewards for Justice Program since the Somali Terrorists placed a bounty on the heads of the POTUS and Hillary Clinton. The reward that was offered was of course X number of camels. Now to the average person this may have seemed like a joke but the terrorists were using an object of known value to relate to the people what they are willing to pay. The price of a camel is well known in Somalia and is a tangible, measurable reward. When America offers a reward for information about the Rewards for Justice wanted men, they should relate the reward in terms that the average person that has the information understands. If you are looking for information about the whereabouts of Mullah Omar you have to relate the reward in tangible everyday items such as a home, car, sheep, goats, and the likes as opposed to relying on a huge number of US dollars that are beyond the comprehension in a country like Afghanistan where 80-85% of the country is illiterate. As well as when the US places a bounty of up to $25 million dollars on a person like Osama Bin Laden and someone provides his whereabouts, the reward has to be paid and the information provider has to be protected instead of being left to be tried for treason and sentenced to 30 years in a Pakistani prison.


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