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Coalition Enhances Reward Program in Hunt for Enemies
American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb. 17, 2004 | By John D. Banusiewicz

Posted on 02/17/2004 10:34:56 AM PST by Calpernia

An enhanced, three-tiered reward program is the coalition's latest weapon against insurgents in Iraq, officials announced at a Baghdad news conference today.

The program's top tier covers the 10 members of the "Top 55" most-wanted members of Saddam Hussein's regime who remain at large. An informant will reap $1 million for tips leading to the capture of any one of them, said Army Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, deputy operations director for Combined Joint Task Force 7.

Officials who had regional responsibilities in Saddam's regime now have a $200,000 price on their heads, and the coalition is offering $50,000 for information resulting in the death or capture of operatives in local terrorist cells, the general said.

Dan Senor, the Coalition Provisional Authority's senior spokesman, announced that an Iraqi informant in a recent high-profile capture received $1 million last week. The informant had provided "critical information" that led to the Jan. 11 capture of Khamis Sirhan al-Mohammed, a regional Baath Party chairman who was listed as No. 54 in the Top 55 list, Senor said.

Kimmitt also announced a $1 million reward for information leading to the capture of Mohammed Yunis al-Ahmed al-Mujallah, also known as Mohammed Yunis and as Khadir al-Sabbahi. The coalition believes he has been running cells engaged in significant anti-coalition activities, the general said.

He reminded reporters that a $10 million reward is on the table for each of two wanted men: Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, former vice president of Saddam's revolutionary council, and convicted terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the presumed author of a 17-page "blueprint for terror in Iraq" intended for al Qaeda leaders and intercepted by the coalition.

Besides the money, Kimmitt said, Iraqis can count on "significant security" as part of them providing information. Though he wouldn't get into specifics, the general said the coalition wants citizens who have come forward or who will provide information in the future to understand that "there won't be any danger associated with them coming forth with this information."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: baghdad; coalition; debaathification; gnfi; iraq; mostwanted; reward; saddamhussein; top55

1 posted on 02/17/2004 10:34:57 AM PST by Calpernia
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To: MJY1288; Calpernia; Grampa Dave; anniegetyourgun; Ernest_at_the_Beach; BOBTHENAILER; Jessamine; ...
Pro Military, Pro Coalition, Pro de-Baathification News!

The program's top tier covers the 10 members of the "Top 55" most-wanted members of Saddam Hussein's regime who remain at large. An informant will reap $1 million for tips leading to the capture of any one of them, said Army Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, deputy operations director for Combined Joint Task Force 7.

Private Mail to be added to or removed from the GNFI (or Pro-Coalition) ping list.

2 posted on 02/17/2004 10:36:19 AM PST by Calpernia (http://members.cox.net/classicweb/Heroes/heroes.htm)
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To: Calpernia
Very dangerous and quite susecptible for abuse. Pissed off at a neighbor? Girl turn down your advances? Simply mention their names to the nearest US forces and collect some cash. One added "benefit" is if you hate the US you turn innocent civilians into enraged subjects.
3 posted on 02/17/2004 10:40:58 AM PST by KantianBurke (Principles, not blind loyalty)
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To: Calpernia
I like it!
4 posted on 02/17/2004 10:44:45 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: KantianBurke
It it scares ya ~ don't piss anyone off! :):)

No Fear Here!
5 posted on 02/17/2004 10:45:57 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: blackie
You're not in Iraq and you're not an Islamo nut who will undoubtedly attempt to twist this program's intent for his own uses. Bounty hunting is not effective. Want intel? Set up a number of Guatanamo like prisons and leave the civilians out of it. Just my 2 cents.
6 posted on 02/17/2004 10:49:06 AM PST by KantianBurke (Principles, not blind loyalty)
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To: KantianBurke
Get a grip ~ they'll do what they want to do and your sniveling about it will not change a thing. :)
7 posted on 02/17/2004 10:52:45 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: blackie
I beg your pardon? If you're unwilling to even entertain the posibility that such a program has serious flaws and are perfectly happy with digesting the latest PR piece from the DOD then just say so.
8 posted on 02/17/2004 10:57:32 AM PST by KantianBurke (Principles, not blind loyalty)
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To: KantianBurke
I got that you beg my pardon ~ congratulations!
9 posted on 02/17/2004 11:09:18 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Calpernia
Bump!
10 posted on 02/17/2004 8:05:13 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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