Rewards for information on 2 Hizbullah leaders

US officials on Tuesday (October 10th) announced rewards worth $12 million for information leading to the arrest of two Hizbullah operatives, AFP reported.

The rewards, for information leading to the arrest of Talal Hamiyah and Fuad Shukr, were announced at a press conference by US Department of State Bureau of Counterterrorism official Nathan Sales.

"With our partners, we will confront Hizbullah across the globe and we will bring its leaders and operatives to justice," Sales said.

Sales said the State Department would pay $7 million for information that leads to Hamiyah, alleged head of Hizbullah's "External Security Organisation (ESO)".

"The ESO is the Hizbullah element responsible for the planning, co-ordination, and execution of terrorist attacks outside of Lebanon," the statement said.

A further $5 million is on offer for leads on Fuad Shukr, "a senior military commander" of Hizbullah in Lebanon.

"These are the first Hizbullah-related rewards under the Rewards for Justice Program in a decade," Sales said.

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