The new chief of the terrorist group ISIS, Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla also known as Hajji Abdallah, ascended to the highest rank inside the terror group after the loss of life of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in October of 2019 in a U.S. Navy operation.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo introduced that the US Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program has doubled the bounty for the brand new ISIS chief to $10 million for information leading to the identification or location of Al-Mawla on Wednesday.
Born in Mosul, Iraq, in 1976 Al-Mawla was previously a senior member of ISIS’ predecessor organization, al-Qa’ida in Iraq, before joining the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS and steadily rose through the ranks of ISIS to become the new leader.
The Department of State designated al-Mawla, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT).
According to CNBC
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday that the United States has doubled the bounty for the new ISIS leader to $10 million.
The leader of the ISIS terror organization, Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, also known as Hajji Abdallah, ascended to the top spot within the terror organization following the October 2019 death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a U.S. military operation.
Al-Mawla was previously a senior member in ISIS’ predecessor organization, al-Qa’ida in Iraq, before joining the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.
“As one of ISIS’s most senior ideologues, al-Mawla helped drive and justify the abduction, slaughter, and trafficking of the Yazidi religious minority in northwest Iraq and also led some of the group’s global terrorist operations,” the State Department said in a release.