In a first for U.S., Trump administration offers $10 million bounty on Hezbollah operatives

In a first for U.S., Trump administration offers $10 million bounty on Hezbollah operatives
Iran-backed Hashd militia troops flying the Khataib Hezbollah flag man a U.S. 155mm howitzer in fighting in Iraq. (Image via Twitter, Mohamad 6234)

[Ed. – Beats trying to get inside the heads of terrorists.]

The Trump administration announced on Monday that, in a global first, it is offering up to $10 million in rewards for information leading to the disruption and arrest of terrorist operatives working for Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed militant group based in Lebanon.

“The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the disruption of the financial mechanisms of the global terrorist organization Lebanese Hezbollah,” the State Department announced. “This announcement marks the first time that the Department has offered a reward for information on Hezbollah’s global financial networks.”

The financial reward will be provided to any person providing information leading to the “identification and disruption” of Hezbollah’s financial networks, its donors, business associates, front companies, and criminal allies.

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Hezbollah has been increasing its presence not only in regional hotspots such as Syria, but also across Latin America, where the group enjoys close ties to socialist and communist leaders known for their anti-American positions.

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