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US offer $12m reward for al-Qaeda financiers backing extremists in Syria

The United States posted a reward of up to $12 million on Thursday for help in tracking down two al-Qaeda financial backers accused of funneling money to extremists in Syria.

The State Department said Muhsin al-Fadhli and his deputy Adel Radi Saqr al-Wahabi al-Harbi had helped “facilitate the movement of funds and operatives on behalf of the al-Qaeda terrorist network.”

“Al-Qaeda elements, led by Fadhli, are working to move fighters and money through Turkey to support al-Qaeda-affiliated elements in Syria,” the department said in a statement.

“Fadhli also is leveraging his extensive network of Kuwaiti jihadist donors to send money to Syria via Turkey.”

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