Washington offers ten million dollars for information about Al-Kawtharani
Friday – Shaban 17, 1441 AH – April 10, 2020 CE
Muhammad al-Kawtharani, a senior military commander of Hezbollah in Iraq (archive)
Washington: «Middle East Online»
Today, the United States announced a $ 10 million reward in exchange for information about Muhammad al-Kawtharani, a senior military commander of Hezbollah in Iraq, who was an aide to General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, who was killed in a US plane attack in Baghdad in January ( January).
Announcing the “award,” the State Department said, Al-Kawtharani “assumed responsibility for some of the political coordination of paramilitary groups allied with Iran,” which was previously organized by Soleimani.
“As such, it was facilitating the movements of groups operating outside the control of the Iraqi government, which violently suppressed the protests, attacked foreign diplomatic missions and participated in organized criminal activity on a large scale,” she added in a statement.
The State Department indicated that it offered this amount in exchange for information about Al-Kawtharani activities, networks, and assistants as part of efforts to disrupt the “financial mechanisms” of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah.
The United States described Al-Kawtharani in 2013 as a global terrorist and accused him of financing armed groups in Iraq and helping to transport Iraqi fighters to Syria to join the battle of the Syrian regime’s President Bashar al-Assad against opposition fighters.