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  • Feds Reveal Pizza Parlor Owner's Bizarre Bin Laden Bounty Plot

    06/19/2005 12:58:22 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 29 replies · 953+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 18, 2005
    HAYWARD -- The owner of a pizza parlor here illegally transferred money to a bounty hunter on a rogue mission to kill terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden, federal authorities said. Noor Alocozy, who owns Liberty Pizza in Hayward, illegally transferred $1 million out of the country between 2002 and 2003, the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency revealed Friday. Some of that money reached Jonathan "Jack" Idema, a jailed American mercenary accused of running his own private interrogation camp in Afghanistan. Idema was a client of Alocozy's money-transfer business, said Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for the agency, which spent two...
  • Gitmo Detainees Say They Were Sold

    05/31/2005 10:58:19 AM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,637+ views
    AP ^ | 5/31/5 | MICHELLE FAUL
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- They fed them well. The Pakistani tribesmen slaughtered a sheep in honor of their guests, Arabs and Chinese Muslims famished from fleeing U.S. bombing in the Afghan mountains. But their hosts had ulterior motives: to sell them to the Americans, said the men who are now prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. Bounties ranged from $3,000 to $25,000, the detainees testified during military tribunals, according to transcripts the U.S. government gave The Associated Press to comply with a Freedom of Information lawsuit. A former CIA intelligence officer who helped lead the search for Osama bin Laden told...
  • U.S. lawmen aren't laughing at cartoon - (eye opening San Diego Tribune article)

    04/24/2005 5:08:45 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 1,428+ views
    SAN DIEGO TRIBUNE.COM ^ | APRIL 24, 2005 | ANNA CEARLEY
    TIJUANA – Some U.S. law enforcement officials weren't amused with a cartoon published in Mexican newspapers this month depicting a reward of $10,000 for an FBI or DEA agent. In the cartoon, a drug trafficker stands near the reward sign. He's quoted as saying, "Let's see what type of hide yields more belts." The hide presumably refers to the skin of the agents. Cartoonist Osvaldo Muñoz Aceves said the drawing was his dark-humored response to recent demonstrations along the Arizona border againstillegal immigration. He believes the migrants are innocent targets, compared with drug traffickers. "The drug trafficker is doing something...
  • 'Sighting' Of Tasmanian Tiger Sparks L1.2m Bounty Hunt

    04/02/2005 5:47:25 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 1,473+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-4-2005 | Anna Gizowska
    'Sighting' of Tasmanian tiger sparks £1.2m bounty hunt By Anna Gizowska in Sydney (Filed: 03/04/2005) Officially, the last of their kind died out more than half a century ago, their downfall brought about because white settlers believed they had a voracious appetite for sheep. Now the Tasmanian tiger is once again the subject of a manhunt - this time to prove that the species still exists. The Tasmanian tiger was officially declared extinct in 1986 After dramatic claims by a German tourist to have seen one of the mysterious, meat-eating marsupials lurking deep in the Tasmanian wilderness, Australian magazines and...
  • Madrid mastermind may plan UK attack

    03/05/2005 10:04:38 AM PST · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 454+ views
    The Times Online ^ | March 05 2005 | Edward Owen and Daniel McGrory
    THE mastermind of the Madrid train bombings remains at large and security sources believe that he may be planning an attack in Britain during the general election. Documents found in a Madrid flat used by some of the bombers show how their leader, Mustafa Setmarian Nasar, ordered them to strike in the final days of the Spanish election campaign last March. The coded command was sent three months earlier; Nasar left it to his lieutenants in Spain to decide what the target should be. Fernando Reinares, Spain’s counter-terrorism director, said the documents showed that the bombing on the eve of...
  • Hockey coach suspended for offering bounty on rival player

    02/22/2005 11:16:08 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 46 replies · 1,699+ views
    ap ^ | 2-22-05 | Dee-Ann Durbin
    NewsFlash Home | More Michigan News Hockey coach suspended for offering bounty on rival player 2/22/2005, 10:17 a.m. ET By DEE-ANN DURBIN The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Motor City Mechanics coach Steve Shannon has been suspended without pay for the rest of the season for offering his players a $200 bounty to take out Flint Generals forward Kevin Kerr on the ice, United Hockey League Commissioner Richard Brosal said Tuesday. Brosal said Shannon never admitted to offering the money, but a UHL investigation found that he placed the bounty Feb. 2, when the Mechanics played the Generals in Flint....
  • Bin Laden's Head Now Worth 50 Million.

    01/23/2005 9:23:16 AM PST · by unixfox · 138 replies · 3,706+ views
    Time Magazine
    A New Osama Push The U.S. State Department has begun a media blitz to remind Afghans of the $25 million bounty for al-Qaeda's chief By TIM MCGIRK Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005 With the trail of Osama bin Laden gone cold, the U.S. State Department is revving up a new publicity blitz to remind Afghans and Pakistanis of the $25 million bounty for al-Qaeda's chief. Bin Laden is still thought to be hiding somewhere along the 1,640-mile, mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border, but intelligence officials in Kabul and Islamabad say there has been no trace of him for the past 20 months. By...
  • Afghans Arrest Americans in Abuse Case

    07/08/2004 1:21:25 PM PDT · by jjm2111 · 45 replies · 4,831+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoooooooo! ^ | Thu, Jul 08, 2004 | AMIR SHAH, Associated Press Writer
    Afghan forces arrested three Americans, including a purported former Green Beret, after raiding a jail they were allegedly running in the Afghan capital and finding prisoners hanging from their feet, officials said Thursday. The U.S. military, facing a widening inquiry into prisoner abuse, quickly distanced itself from the three, who had been posing as American agents before being detained Monday. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said Thursday "the U.S. government does not employ or sponsor these men." Afghan officials also dismissed claims by the apparent ringleader, Jonathan K. Idema, that he was a "special adviser" to their security forces, saying...
  • Bounties Offered on Americans in Iraq

    11/19/2004 7:53:38 AM PST · by Tarpaulin · 4 replies · 405+ views
    Associated Press ^ | MAGGIE MICHAEL
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A portly Shiite cleric, Abu Qusai sheds his black robe for a training suit and exchanges his white turban for a baseball cap, an effort to mask his identity for a risky trip through what has become known as the "triangle of death." The region has become a death zone for many Shiite Muslims, Westerners and members of the Iraqi security services, many of whom have become the victims of Sunni Muslim insurgents and gunmen - some who receive bounties of several thousand dollars. The triangle, formed by the cities of Youssifiyah to the northwest, Latifiyah to...
  • For Illinois farmers, a record harvest

    11/08/2004 1:05:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies · 675+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | November 8, 2004 | Amanda Paulson
    COOKSVILLE, ILL. – On the 800 acres John Sutter farms just east of Bloomington, rich black soil now appears below the remnants of corn stalks, the product of fresh tilling. The barn by his parents' sagging Victorian farmhouse is shut, the combine put away for the season. Mr. Sutter finished his harvest early this year, bringing in all the corn and soybeans in less than a month. And he's thrilled - or as thrilled as a farmer, raised to believe that truly good news doesn't exist, can be. "It's always nice to have a good crop," he says, ticking off...
  • Six men convicted in sex abuse trials on Pitcairn Island

    10/24/2004 9:06:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 774+ views
    SYDNEY, Australia -- Six men were convicted of a string of sex attacks on Pitcairn Island, the isolated Pacific territory that is home to descendants of the 18th century Bounty mutineers, after trials that exposed a culture of sex abuse in the tiny community, media on the island reported Monday. Among those convicted was the island's mayor, Steve Christian, who claims to be a direct descendant of mutiny leader Fletcher Christian. He was cleared of four indecent assaults and one rape but was convicted of five other rapes, New Zealand's TVNZ television network, which has a reporter covering the trials,...
  • [Pitcairn] Island Is Short of Paradise

    10/18/2004 10:43:57 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 8 replies · 657+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/18/04 | Richard C. Paddock
    ex-crime trials threaten to devastate the isolated colony on Pitcairn, as British authorities insist the 'island way' is criminal. Far from reach of law SYDNEY, Australia — When Fletcher Christian and his crew of Bounty mutineers landed 214 years ago on tiny Pitcairn Island, its remote location halfway between New Zealand and Peru made it the perfect place to hide. Its isolation has protected the little colony's customs — some quaint and some sinister — ever since. Now the Pitcairn way of life is under challenge by a modern world that believes basic legal standards, including laws against rape, sex...
  • Russia: $10m bounty offered for Chechen rebels

    09/08/2004 7:14:03 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 611+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | 09/08/04 | N/A
    $10m bounty offered for Chechen rebels The two leaders have been wanted by Russia for years Russia has offered 300m roubles ($10m) for information leading to the arrest of Chechen rebel leaders Shamil Basayev and Aslan Maskhadov, reports say. Security services want any information that could help to "neutralise" the two following the Beslan school siege. In a separate development, the president of North Ossetia has said the republic's government will resign. Alexander Dzasokhov told protesters that ministers would step down within two days. He said he was also considering his own position. The announcement came as Beslan residents buried...
  • £6m bounty for rebels (Russia's largest terrorist bounty to date)

    09/08/2004 7:11:20 AM PDT · by Stoat · 14 replies · 1,023+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | 9/08/2004 | Sun online reporter
    RUSSIA’S Federal Security Service today offered a reward of £5.8million for information about two Chechen rebel leaders. And military officials said that Russia had the right to strike at terrorists all over the world. Shamil Basayev ... wanted The announcements came a day after shocking pictures of rebels holding parents and children inside the Beslan school gym emerged. The Federal Security Service said rebel leaders Shamil Basayev and Aslan Maskhadov had been responsible for "inhuman terrorist acts on the territory of the Russian Federation." Russian officials have accused the two of masterminding last week’s attack in the small city in...
  • Zarqawi Places 285,000-dollar Bounty On Iraq P.M.'s Head: Website

    07/18/2004 11:53:59 AM PDT · by Dog · 36 replies · 1,811+ views
    Turkish Press ^ | July 18 2004
    DUBAI, July 17 (AFP) - Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, the fugitive Jordanian Islamist who has a 25-million-dollar US bounty on his head, offered a reward of his own for anyone who kills Iraq's pro-US prime minister, in a statement posted on an Islamist website Sunday. "The Khalid ibn Al-Walid Brigade announces to the Iraqi people a reward of 200,000 Jordanian dinars (285,000 dollars) for the one who cuts the head of (Iyad) Allawi," said the statement. It was signed in the name of the "military wing" of Zarqawi's Tawhid wa al-Jihad (Unification and Holy War) group. "In the unit of candidates...
  • Zarqawi bounty boosted to $25m

    07/01/2004 10:19:04 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 128+ views
    The Australian ^ | July 1 2004 | AFP
    AS Saddam Hussein's trial started, the US Government increased to $US25 million ($36.25 million) its reward for the capture of Iraq's most wanted man, Jordanian-born terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The increase, from $US10 million, puts the al-Qa'ida-affiliated Zarqawi on the same level as September 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. Hours after US Secretary of State Colin Powell announced the new reward, a senior Iraqi official was seriously wounded in a roadside bombing, one of the signature methods of Zarqawi's terror campaign. Finance Ministry official Ihsane Karim was wounded and three unidentified civilians were killed in the attack west of Baghdad...
  • Annan vows to 'carry on' despite bin Laden threat

    05/07/2004 3:28:05 PM PDT · by SmithPatterson · 14 replies · 178+ views
    CNN.com | 5-7-04 | Staff Writer
    <p>An audiotape believed to be from the al Qaeda leader offered a bounty in gold for the deaths of Annan, Iraq envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, U.S. civilian administrator L. Paul Bremer and others.</p> <p>"We'll have to take precautions and then carry on with my life and my work," Annan said, referring to himself and Brahimi.</p>
  • Offer of Gold for Killings Is Probably by bin Laden, C.I.A. Says

    05/07/2004 11:08:27 AM PDT · by pending · 7 replies · 139+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 7, 2004 | Tabassum Zakaria
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA said on Friday a recording posted on the Internet was "likely" the voice of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden offering gold as a reward to anyone who kills top U.S. and U.N. officials. "After conducting a technical analysis of the audio recording that surfaced on the Internet yesterday, CIA's assessment is that it is likely the voice of Osama bin Laden," a CIA official said.
  • Bin Laden Said to Offer Gold for Killings

    05/06/2004 3:05:10 PM PDT · by cdbull23 · 3 replies · 218+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2004 | Maggie Michael
    BIN LADEN SAID TO OFFER GOLD FOR KILLINGSCAIRO, Egypt - A statement attributed to Osama bin Laden (news - web sites) offered rewards in gold valued at nearly $136,000 Thursday for the killing of top U.S. and U.N. officials in Iraq (news - web sites). The transcript of an audio recording dated Thursday appeared on two Web sites known for militant Islamic messages. The Web sites gave links to hear the statement, but none were working. The authenticity of the statement could not immediately be verified. Bin Laden had never been known to offer rewards for missions he had described...
  • (New Osama tape:) BLOOD MONEY FOR MURDER

    05/06/2004 2:04:10 PM PDT · by mhking · 47 replies · 271+ views
    Sky News ^ | 5.6.04
    A chilling offer attributed to Osama bin Laden has said he will give gold to anyone who kills the heads of foreign agencies in Iraq. The statement said the al Qaeda boss had put a bounty on the heads of Paul Bremer, the top US civilian in Iraq, and United Nations chief Kofi Annan. The audio warning, carried on a website, said the greater prize for those who carried out the assassinations would be martyrdom. It said: "You know that America promised big rewards for those who kill mujahedeen [holy warriors]. "We in al Qaeda will guarantee, God willing,...
  • Bin Laden Offers Gold for Killing Bremer, Annan

    05/06/2004 2:01:26 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 14 replies · 174+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu, May 06, 2004 | Reuters
    DUBAI (Reuters) - A purported statement by al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden (news - web sites) offered rewards in gold for killing U.S Iraq (news - web sites) administrator Paul Bremer or U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan (news - web sites), an Islamist Web site said Thursday. The statement posted on the Web site said 22 pounds of gold would also be given to anyone killing other officials, including Bremer's deputy or U.N. envoy to Iraq Lakhdar Brahimi
  • Bin Laden Said to Offer Gold for Killings

    05/06/2004 1:53:53 PM PDT · by leadpenny · 18 replies · 162+ views
    AP via Yahoo! | 06May04
    Bin Laden Said to Offer Gold for Killings 13 minutes ago CAIRO, Egypt - A statement attributed to Osama bin Laden (news - web sites) offered rewards in gold Thursday for the killing of top U.S. and U.N. officials in Iraq (news - web sites). The transcript of an audio recording dated Thursday appeared on a Web site known for militant Islamic messages. The Web site gave links to hear the statement, but none were working. "You know that America promised big rewards for those who kill mujahedeen (holy warriors)," the transcript read. "We in al-Qaida organization will guarantee, God...
  • Iraqis offer bounty for US officials ($15 Million)

    04/28/2004 10:32:28 PM PDT · by John Lenin · 16 replies · 160+ views
    AlJAZEERA ^ | Wednesday 28 April 2004
    Resistance fighters in the Iraqi city of Falluja have placed a $15 million bounty on the heads of key US occupation figures, including Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld. The reward is also offered for the capture of US Commander in Iraq, Lieutenant-General Ricardo Sanchez and US occupation forces' spokesperson in the country, Brigadier Mark Kimmit. A leaflet displaying pictures of the three wanted men offers "15 000 000 $ as a reward who bring one of these three heads (sic)". The "Islamic resistance in Iraq" is asked to be contacted. Leaflets were distributed in Falluja after US occupation forces' heavy...
  • Islamofacists Place $15 Million 'Bounty' On Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's Head

    04/28/2004 9:59:37 AM PDT · by threat matrix · 20 replies · 162+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 28, 2004 | Akram Saleh
    An Iraqi insurgent holds up a poster advertising a purported 'reward' of $15 Million US currency for the heads of either US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, coalition forces commander Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez, or military spokesman Brig. Genral Mark Kimmitt in the besieged city of Fallujah.
  • S.A.S. Joins Hunt for bin Laden

    03/20/2004 4:58:20 AM PST · by tjwmason · 6 replies · 198+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 20 March, 2004 | Michael Smith & Peter Foster
    SAS joins hunt for OsamaBy Michael Smith and Peter Foster (Filed: 20/03/2004) Britain has sent 100 SAS soldiers to Afghanistan and the Americans have asked it to send hundreds more elite troops to support an intensified push to capture Osama bin Laden, defence sources said yesterday. The SAS force was seen passing through Bagram air base, north of Kabul. An official at the base, the headquarters of allied special forces in Afghanistan, said it was on its way to the mountainous border with Pakistan to take part in Operation Mountain Storm against al-Qa'eda and Taliban militants. Defence chiefs are considering...
  • U.S. Pays Informant Reward for Saddam's Sons

    02/28/2004 12:47:23 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 7 replies · 207+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2-28-04
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The informant who helped lead the U.S. military to ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's two sons has been paid most of a $30 million reward for the tip-off, the State Department said on Saturday. "The informant who gave us information on the whereabouts of Uday and Qusay Hussein has been paid the bulk of the reward within the last couple of days, and has control over payment of the balance of the reward," said State Department spokeswoman Joanne Moore. "The informant and his family have been relocated." Uday and Qusay Hussein were killed in a firefight with...
  • $100,000 to kill Rushdie

    $100,000 to kill Rushdie TEHRAN: An Iranian extremist Islamic group calling itself the General Staff for the Glorification of Martyrs of the Islamic World has offered a $100,000 (BD37,800) reward for the killing of British novelist Salman Rushdie, a Press report said yesterday. According to the hardline Jomhuri Eslami newspaper, the tiny and little-known group called on "all volunteer Muslims to sign up on its Internet site... to kill Salman Rushdie." "The reward will be paid to anyone who kills Salman Rushdie or his family," the paper said, quoting a member of the group who also pledged the organisation's...
  • US Doubles the Bounty for Zarqawi to $10 MILLION!

    02/11/2004 4:51:27 PM PST · by Dog · 22 replies · 176+ views
    ABC NEWS/Reuters ^ | Feb 11 2004 | NA
    U.S. Doubles Zarqawi Bounty to $10 Million Feb. 11 — BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. Army said Wednesday it had doubled the bounty for an al Qaeda-linked Jordanian who it says is trying to ignite a civil war in Iraq to $10 million. The U.S.-led occupation authority in Iraq said Monday it had seized a letter from Musab al-Zarqawi outlining a strategy of attacks aimed at pitting Iraq's majority Shi'ite Muslims against its Arab Sunni Muslim and Kurdish minorities. In October, Washington offered a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Zarqawi,...
  • U.S. Announces a $5 Million Reward for Gaza Terrorists [who killed 3 Americans]

    02/04/2004 10:39:54 PM PST · by yonif · 8 replies · 299+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 08:01 Feb 05, '04 / 13 Shevat 5764
    (IsraelNN.com) The American government is offering a $5 million prize for information leading to the capture of the terrorists responsible for the Oct. 2003 bombing attack against a U.S. diplomatic convoy in PA-controlled Gaza that claimed the lives of American security personnel. American officials are angered at the nonfeasance by the PA since the terrorists have not been taken into custody.
  • Iraqi Earns $1 Million for Tip Leading to Insurgent's Capture

    02/03/2004 10:48:05 AM PST · by Calpernia · 10 replies · 207+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb. 3, 2004 | By Gerry J. Gilmore
    An Iraqi citizen who assisted U.S. forces in the capture of a prominent diehard of deposed dictator Saddam Hussein's regime has become a millionaire. "We have approved a payment of $1 million to the Iraqi informant," Dan Senor, senior spokesman for the Coalition Provisional Authority, reported today from Baghdad. The Iraqi, whose name remains undisclosed for security purposes, had provided information that led to the Jan. 11 capture of Khamis Sirhan al-Muhammad, a former Baathist Party regional leader in Anbar Province, which includes Fallujah, Khalidiyah and Ramadi. Thanks to the Iraqi's tip, U.S. 82nd Airborne Division soldiers and special operations...
  • U.S. congressman (Mark Kirk) wants reward for bin Laden doubled

    01/13/2004 6:33:49 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 16 replies · 254+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/13/04
    KABUL, Jan 13 (Reuters) - The reward for finding Osama bin Laden, the elusive leader of the al Qaeda network and the world's most wanted man, should be doubled to $50 million, a U.S. congressman visiting Afghanistan said on Tuesday. Mark Kirk, a Republican congressman, also said U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan could remain there for more than a decade to help stabilise the war-shattered and chronically unstable country. Saudi-born bin Laden has been on the run since 2001, when U.S.-led forces toppled the Taliban regime that had sheltered him. If he is still alive, he is widely believed to be...
  • Bounty Offered for 12 Iraq Fugitives

    12/28/2003 5:32:17 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 5 replies · 250+ views
    Washington Times ~ AP ^ | Dec. 27, 2003 | Jim Krane
    Dec 27, 2:47 PM ESTBounty Offered for 12 Iraq Fugitives By JIM KRANEAssociated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's U.S.-led administration is putting bounties of $1 million each on the heads of 12 remaining fugitives from the coalition's list of the 55 most-wanted Iraqis, officials said Saturday.Administrators already are offering $10 million for information leading to the capture or death of the 13th remaining fugitive - Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a senior official in the former regime and a Saddam Hussein confidant who now is the most wanted man in the country.The 55 most-wanted Iraqis were emblazoned on a deck...
  • U.S.-Led Administration Offers $1 Million Rewards for Remaining Fugitives in Iraq

    12/27/2003 12:13:13 PM PST · by Jean S · 3 replies · 268+ views
    AP ^ | 12/27/03 | Jim Krane
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Iraq's U.S.-led administration is putting bounties of $1 million each on the heads of 12 remaining fugitives from the coalition's list of the 55 most-wanted Iraqis, officials said Saturday. Administrators already are offering $10 million for information leading to the capture or death of the 13th remaining fugitive - Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a senior official in the former regime and a Saddam Hussein confidant who now is the most wanted man in the country. The 55 most-wanted Iraqis were emblazoned on a deck of playing cards, prepared by U.S. intelligence before the March invasion, with Saddam...
  • Tribal sheikh close to Saddam number two arrested in northern Iraq

    12/23/2003 11:36:09 AM PST · by saquin · 12 replies · 186+ views
    AFP ^ | 12/23/03
    MOSUL, Iraq (AFP) - A tribal chief with close ties to Saddam Hussein's number two, Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, was arrested by US troops in Iraq's main northern city Tuesday, relatives and a member of the Iraqi security force that helped arrest him told AFP. Sheikh Ghazi Hanash, head of the influential Tayy tribe, was detained at his Mosul home along with three of his sons after an exchange of fire which left one of Hanash's bodyguards dead, said Waadallah Tewfik Hassan, a member of the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps who participated in the operation. No information on the arrests was...
  • Bruce Willis Plans to Honor $1 Million Pledge (Reward to Saddam's captor)

    Movie star Bruce Willis is planning to honor the $1 million offer he made to the soldier who found Saddam Hussein. The movie star visited troops in Iraq last month and promised to make the soldier who uncovered the country's former leader an overnight millionaire. Willis is now trying to discover who he owes, and says, "It's a small price to pay. They're my heroes."
  • Coalition offers 10 million dollars for capture of Saddam's number two

    11/19/2003 7:45:50 AM PST · by ds03 · 3 replies · 233+ views
    ProLog ^ | 11/19/03 | AFP
    BAGHDAD, Nov 19 (AFP) - The US-led coalition published Wednesday a wanted poster for Saddam Hussein's number two -- Izzat Ibrahim -- and offering a 10-million-dollar reward for his capture. "Information leading to the capture of Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri is worth up to 10 million dollars," says the black poster carrying his photograph saluting in military uniform. The 61-year-old former vice-president of Iraq's once all-powerful Revolution Command Council and long-time Saddam ally is suspected of coordinating attacks on coalition forces and masterminding an unholy alliance between Islamic militants and Baath party loyalists. "Report any information to coalition authorities. Apprehending former...
  • Coalition Puts $10 Million Bounty on Former Regime Official

    11/19/2003 12:19:19 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 6 replies · 130+ views
    DoD - American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov. 19, 2003 | John D. Banusiewicz
    Coalition Puts $10 Million Bounty on Former Regime Official By John D. BanusiewiczAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2003 – A key member of Saddam Hussein's deposed regime now has a $10 million price on his head, Coalition Provisional Authority officials said at a news conference in Baghdad, Iraq, today. Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, former vice president of Saddam's revolutionary council and No. 6 on the coalition's most-wanted list, is believed to be behind some recent attacks against coalition forces and Iraqis, said senior coalition spokesman Dan Senor. In the Defense Department's 55-card deck depicting wanted former regime officials,...
  • US offers $10 mln reward for Saddam lieutenant

    11/19/2003 8:55:05 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 13 replies · 142+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/19/03
    BAGHDAD, Nov 19 (Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Wednesday offered a $10 million reward for information leading to the capture or killing of Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, the most wanted man in Iraq after deposed dictator Saddam Hussein. Ibrahim, one of Saddam's top lieutenants before the war and number six on the U.S. military's 55-strong most-wanted list, is accused of being behind several recent attacks on U.S. soldiers. "This week we will be launching a public information campaign across Iraq to promote the $10 million reward for information leading to his capture or killing," Dan Senor, a spokesman for the U.S.-led...
  • Fear, loyalty keep $25 mln Saddam bounty untouched

    11/17/2003 5:05:27 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 6 replies · 152+ views
    17 Nov 2003 11:59:40 GMTFear, loyalty keep $25 mln Saddam bounty untouched By Dean Yates TIKRIT, Iraq, Nov 17 (Reuters) - On paper, the $25 million bounty on Saddam Hussein's head looks mighty attractive. Yet no Iraqi has come forward with the decisive tip-off, even though many celebrated Saddam's ouster by U.S.-led forces in April. Seven months later, he is still on the run despite the reward Washington has offered for his capture or proof of death. On Sunday, a new audio tape purportedly recorded by Saddam was broadcast by Arab television network Al Arabiya, a further reminder to...
  • Ousted Liberian Leader May Have Bounty

    11/07/2003 5:41:29 PM PST · by TexKat · 5 replies · 137+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | 11/7/03 | GLENN McKENZIE
    LAGOS, Nigeria - Ousted and exiled Liberian leader Charles Taylor was reported under beefed-up security Friday, amid concerns that he's the target of a $2 million bounty posted by the United States. Taylor's supporters say that the reward, part of an $87 billion military funding bill for Iraq and Afghanistan, is for the former president. But the legislation mentions the reward only as incentive for the capture of an unspecified indictee of a U.N.-backed war-crimes court in Sierra Leone. Taylor is the court's most prominent fugitive, accused of backing rebels in a vicious 10-year terror campaign in Sierra Leone, bordering...
  • Microsoft Places $250K Bounties On Hackers

    11/06/2003 12:04:54 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 20 replies · 146+ views
    crn ^ | Nov. 05, 2003 | Paula Rooney
    Microsoft placed a $250,000 bounty on the respective heads of the MSBlaster and So.Big virus writers as part of a $5 million program it launched here on Wednesday with the FBI, Secret Service and Interpol to fight cybercrime. The reward program, sponsored by Microsoft and backed by those law enforcement agencies, represents the first major partnership between the private sector and government officials to hunt down, capture and prosecute hackers and virus writers.At a press conference today at the National Press Club in Washington, Microsoft's top attorney pledged to press prosecution of suspected virus writers and reward those who turn...
  • Microsoft puts up $5M to nab virus writers

    11/05/2003 8:46:43 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 8 replies · 130+ views
    USA Today ^ | 11/5/03
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Microsoft (MSFT) announced Wednesday it is creating a $5 million reward program to help law enforcement identify and convict those who illegally release worms, viruses and other types of malicious programs on the Internet. Microsoft said the first two rewards it will offer will be for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the spread of the MSBlast.A worm and the SoBig virus unleashed earlier this year.</p>
  • Microsoft to offer bounty on hackers

    11/04/2003 5:06:03 PM PST · by aculeus · 10 replies · 88+ views
    CNET Networks ^ | November 4, 2003, | Robert Lemos
    Microsoft will announce on Wednesday that it will offer two $250,000 bounties for information that leads to the arrest of the people who released the MSBlast worm and the SoBig virus, CNET News.com has learned. The two programs attacked computers that run Microsoft's Windows operating system, causing havoc among companies and home users in August and September. The reward, confirmed by sources in both the security industry and in law enforcement, will be announced in a joint press conference with the FBI, the U.S. Secret Service and Interpol that's scheduled for 10 a.m. EST Wednesday. The rewards are the first...
  • US wants $2m bounty for capture of warlord (Charles Taylor)

    11/01/2003 6:37:39 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 135+ views
    The Observer (U.K.) ^ | 11/02/03 | Cameron Duodu
    Congress has attached to the Bill approving President Bush's plan to spend $87 billion rebuilding and securing Iraq and Afghanistan, an unexpected $2m 'for the capture' of the former President of Liberia, Charles Taylor. Taylor left Liberia in August after prolonged negotiations, and is currently ensconced in a villa in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt, provided to him by the country's President, Olusegun Obasanjo. With his whereabouts far from a secret, the US bounty has raised fears that mercenaries may take up the challenge to kidnap and bring in the exiled Liberian warlord. In June, Taylor was indicted on...
  • $US25m bounty on al-Qaeda leader

    10/30/2003 10:03:12 PM PST · by Pro-Bush · 4 replies · 161+ views
    AFP ^ | 10/31/03 | AFP Staff
    US25m bounty on al-Qaeda leader From correspondents in Washington October 31, 2003 THE United States today offered up to $US25 million for clues leading to the arrest of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, linked to al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and said to be recruiting fighters in Iraq. The bounty is one of the highest ever offered under the State Department's "Rewards for Justice" program and matches that offered for bin Laden himself and ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, officials said. The reward was announced without comment when information about it was posted to the program's website (www.rewardsforjustice.net) which is run in...
  • Well-known bounty hunter takes kidnapping case (Duane "Dog" Chapman on Mimi Smith case)

    10/16/2003 10:02:08 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 7 replies · 1,783+ views
    Well-known bounty hunter takes kidnapping case Beaverton-AP) -- A bounty hunter who captured convicted rapist and Max Factor heir Andrew Luster is now on the case of a missing Beaverton teen. Duane "Dog" Chapman says he has joined a nationwide search to hunt down a Beaverton softball coach suspected of kidnapping a player, Michelle "Mimi" Smith. Police say the 16-year-old left willingly with 38-year-old Andrew Garver. Chapman's assistant told The Oregonian in a telephone interview that he does NOT expect a reward. Garver took Smith into his home two years ago after the softball team's assistant coach pleaded guilty...
  • Iraqi Civilian Uses Business Skills to Take Down Missiles

    10/15/2003 6:05:22 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 13 replies · 156+ views
    DoD - Special to American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct. 15, 2003 | Spc. Joshua M. Risner
    Iraqi Civilian Uses Business Skills to Take Down Missiles By Spc. Joshua M. Risner, USASpecial to American Forces Press Service DOHUK, Iraq, Oct. 15, 2003 – Thanks to an Iraqi civilian's actions, a load of 188 SA-7 surface-to-air missiles are headed to Mosul for disposal. The missiles are shoulder-fired weapons, similar to a rocket-propelled grenade in operation, according to Sgt. 1st Gilbert Ortiz, G-3, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). "Just one of these things is capable of taking down an aircraft," he said. "They could also be used as improvised explosive devices." Pfc. Scott Cothren, of Battery B, 1st...
  • Bruce Willis Pledges Cash to Capture Saddam

    10/05/2003 9:18:44 PM PDT · by StarCMC · 13 replies · 234+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | 10/4/03 | FoxNews/O'Reilly Factor
    <p>This is a partial transcript from The O'Reilly Factor, October 1, 2003.</p> <p>BILL O'REILLY, HOST: In our second Personal Story segment tonight, actor Bruce Willis (search) has just returned from Iraq, where his band, the Accelerators (search), entertained the troops. While over there, Mr. Willis offered a million dollars of his own money to the people who capture Saddam. Bruce Willis joins us now from Washington.</p>
  • Thank You Bruce Willis...Patriot

    Actor Willis' $1m Saddam bounty while on USO Tour Actor Bruce Willis has performed before US soldiers in Telafar, northern Iraq, and offered $1m (£603,000) to the man who captures Saddam Hussein... ...During an interview Willis said: "Peculiar thing back home is that the liberal media was trying to portray it as a bad war. "But being over here just a couple of days, seeing how well our troops and the allied troops are being received here, (I) think the Iraqi people are happy we're here," the Hollywood star said.
  • Actor Willis' $1m Saddam bounty (Go Bruce Go!!)

    09/26/2003 6:19:10 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 128 replies · 562+ views
    BBC News | 9/26/03
    Actor Bruce Willis has performed before US soldiers in Telafar, northern Iraq, and offered $1m (£603,000) to the man who captures Saddam Hussein. "We're here to support you," the star told troops as he sang a set of blues songs with his band, the Accelerator. "If you catch him, just give me four seconds with Saddam Hussein," he said. Willis will next fly south to visit US soldiers in Tikrit - Saddam's home town - before performing two concerts for troops in neighbouring Kuwait. "Somebody that supports the military like he has and that comes to visit soldiers - that's...