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FBI Raised Bounty On Taliban’s ‘Interior Minister’ To $10 Million

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FBI Raised Bounty On Taliban’s ‘Interior Minister’ To $10 Million

Sirajuddin Haqqani as seen in an interview with Al Jazeera. Source: Wikipedia, by Wikimedia user (Worldwar1989).

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has raised the reward for information leading to the arrest of Sirajuddin Haqqani, head of the Haqqani network and deputy Taliban military leader, to $10 million.

The reward, which was originally $5 million, was reportedly raised after Sirajuddin was appointed as the Interior Minister of Afghanistan in the Taliban’s interim government that was announced on September 7.

Sirajuddin is wanted by the FBI for questioning in connection with the January 2008 attack on a hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, that killed six people, including an American citizen.

He is also believed to have coordinated and participated in cross-border attacks against US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. Haqqani also allegedly was involved in the planning of the assassination attempt on Afghan President Hamid Karzai in 2008.

The Taliban’s interim government was a major blow to some in the West, especially in the US, who believed that the group was going to form an “inclusive” administration.

The Pentagon is reportedly “concerned by the affiliations and track records of some of the individuals” the Taliban appointed. The State Department also expressed concerns that the Taliban plans to exclude women from top posts.

In a statement, the Taliban objected to the recent statements issued by the US expressing concern over the blacklisted status of many members of the interim government and said such stand, as well as such remarks, are a clear violation of the Doha Agreement.

“Pentagon officials have remarked that some cabinet members of the Islamic Emirate or family members of late Haqqani Sahib – may Allah be pleased with him – are on the US blacklists and still targets. The Islamic Emirate considers this position a clear violation of the Doha Agreement which is neither in the interest of the United States nor Afghanistan,” the statement reads.

The US will not likely attempt to capture Sirajuddin, even if it receives information on his exact whereabouts. The reward offered by the FBI is likely meant to pressure the Taliban into cooperating with the US.

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Peter Wallace

So it is a crime for someone to fight back against the invader ( US ) . They should also be held responsible for every civilian they collaterally or otherwise killed and pay 100 million per person in compensation plus rebuild at their cost any house or building they destroyed or damaged in the process.

Dadude Frumcheers

yes, US needs to personally pay for all death and destruction it has caused in the world, millions of dollars per each person, etc.

Ahson

Russia/ China and unfortunately mostly Iran will now have to carry this dead body of Afghanistan round their necks. Ain’t no one else willing to touch that Afghani cadaver. Very clever ploy by the US to shit all over the region and quickly leave via the back door.

Ragheadthefiendlyterrorist

The Taliban should retaliate by putting a price of $20 million on George W Bush.

L du Plessis

Carefull, look who you dealing with!! the bounty will not be paid, they will cheat you out of it.

Albert Pike

Smoke and mirrors – the new taliban is their new USraHell ISIS. This is just a make believe that they are enemies. Only difference to ISIS is that they don’t have to supply them with arms – because the new taliban has everything already…

Cromwell

The Americans are sulking like kids who had their ball taken away after the debacle in Afghanistan.

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