Al-Qaida group offers livestock for Obama, Clinton

In parody of US State Dept. bounties on terrorists, Somali group offers camels, chickens for information on location of US leaders.

By REUTERS
June 10, 2012 09:03
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Camels near Mogadishu

Camels near Mogadishu 370. (photo credit: REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya)

 
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WASHINGTON - A Somali Islamist terrorist group is offering rewards of chickens and camels for information on the whereabouts of US President Barack Obama and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, mocking the millions of dollars the United States has offered for leaders of the al-Qaida affiliate.

Fuad Muhammad Khalaf of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement in Somalia made the offer after Friday prayers, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors militant organizations.

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"Whoever reveals the hideout of the idiot Obama will be rewarded with 10 camels, and whoever reveals the hideout of the old woman Hillary Clinton will be rewarded 10 chickens and 10 roosters," he said, according to SITE.

On Thursday, the US State Department offered a reward of $5 million each for the whereabouts of Khalaf and three associates, as well as $7 million for information about al Shabaab founder and commander Ahmed Abdi aw-Mohamed. A bounty of $3 million was offered for the location of two other officials of the organization.

Al-Qaida said in February the al Shabaab group, which was branded a terrorist organization by the US government in 2008, had joined its ranks.

Al Shabaab, which has controlled large parts of Somalia, faces pressure from Kenyan troops in the south, Ethiopian troops in central Somalia and African Union forces near the capital, Mogadishu.

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