12 February 2004
U.S. Doubles Reward for Information on Terrorist Al-Zarqawi
CIA also offers rewards for information on attacks, WMD, Ba'athists
The State Department announced February 12 that Secretary of State
Colin Powell has authorized the doubling of the reward for information
on terrorist Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi, whom it describes as a "close
associate" of al-Qaida leader Usama bin Laden.
A statement issued by Spokesman Richard Boucher says the reward
for information on Zarqawi's location has been increased from $5
million to $10 million.
The CIA also recently posted reward information on its Web site.
The intelligence agency says it will pay for information concerning
Iraq that is valuable to the U.S. government. A posting on the
CIA Web site lists worthwhile information as: imminent attacks
by terrorists or insurgents; weapons of mass destruction or their
components; Ba'athist Party leaders; terrorists or insurgents;
and missing Coalition personnel.
Following are the texts of the rewards offers:
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
February 12, 2004
Statement by Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Secretary of State Colin L. Powell Authorizes Reward Increase
Secretary of State Colin L. Powell has authorized an increase
in the reward offer for Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi from $5 million to
$10 million to encourage individuals to come forward with information.
Abu Mus'ab Al-Zarqawi has had a long-standing connection to senior
al-Qaida leadership and appears to be highly regarded among al-Qaida
and is a close associate of Usama Bin Laden and Saif Al-Adel.
We encourage anyone with information on the location of Abu Msu'ab
Al-Zarqawi to contact Rewards for Justice via e-mail at email@example.com
or via telephone 1-800-877-3927.
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE
IRAQI REWARDS PROGRAM
If you have information relating to Iraq which you believe might
be of interest to the U.S. government, please contact us through
our secure online form [accessible at: http://www.cia.gov/cia/english_rewards.htm].
We will carefully protect all information you provide, including
To help us confirm and act quickly on your information, you must
provide your full name, nationality, occupation and contact information
including phone number. This allows the U.S. government to grant
rewards for valuable information. We will maintain strict confidentiality.
IMMINENT ATTACKS: If you have information regarding an imminent
attack by insurgents or terrorists we ask that you also contact
a Coalition Force member or Iraqi police immediately.
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION [WMD]: The presence of weapons of
mass destruction in Iraq puts at risk the health and safety of
all Iraqis. The U.S. government offers rewards to Iraqis who give
specific and verifiable information that helps Iraqis rid their
country of these dangerous materials and devices. Rewards will
be available for specific and verifiable information on:
-- The location of stocks of recently made chemical or biological
weapons munitions, missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, or their
-- The location of chemical or biological laboratories and factories,
development and production sites, and test sites associated with
WMD, or sites where these materials were secretly disposed of;
-- Weapons system plans, military orders, or other relevant documents
about biological and chemical weapons, missiles, or unmanned aerial
-- Iraqis who are able and willing to provide detailed information
on Iraq's WMD programs and efforts to hide them.
BA'ATHIST LEADERS: U.S. government rewards are available for the
following information on former Ba'athist regime leaders, including
10 million U.S. dollars for information leading to the capture
of former Revolutionary Command Council Chairman `Izzat Ibrahim
-- The current location and activities of these individuals;
-- Who these individuals are meeting with and their future plans.
INSURGENCY AND TERRORISM: Insurgents loyal to the former regime,
and terrorists are trying to undermine Iraq's future. Rewards are
available for specific and verifiable information that helps in
their capture or otherwise to deprive them of sanctuary and support,
such as information on:
-- Al-Qaida, Ansar Al-Islam, Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi and affiliates
-- Individuals or groups obtaining explosives and other weapons
to use against Coalition forces, Iraqi police, Iraqi Civil Defense
Corps members, schools, businesses, or civilians;
-- Individuals or groups providing insurgents and terrorists with
safe houses, training, logistics support;
-- Individuals or groups involved in, or knowledgeable about,
terrorist smuggling routes into Iraq;
-- Individuals or groups recruiting, facilitating, fundraising,
and otherwise supporting terrorism in Iraq;
-- Facilitators providing documents that assist terrorists' travel
-- Travel agencies, NGOs [non-governmental organizations], and
front companies involved in facilitating terrorists' travel to
MISSING COALITION PERSONNEL: Rewards are available for information
on missing Coalition service personnel, as well as Gulf War officer,
U.S. naval aviator Michael Speicher.