US$7 million reward for Hezbollah leader who played a role in the 1983 Beirut attacks

In a written statement from the US Department of State, “The US Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Programme, on the 40th anniversary of the attack on the US Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, today, on the 40th anniversary of the attack on the US Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, to identify and locate Ibrahim Akil, the key leader of Hezbollah, announced that it will offer a $7 million reward to anyone who provides information leading to their arrest and/or conviction.” statements were included.

In the statement, it was stated that İbrahim Akil, also known by the code name Tahsin, served in the Jihad Council, the highest military unit of Hezbollah.

Hezbollah, who was responsible for the attack on the US Embassy in Beirut on April 18, 1983, which killed 63 people, and the attack on the US Navy headquarters on October 23, 1983, which killed 241 US soldiers and 58 French soldiers. In the statement, which is stated to be one of the leading members of the “Islamic Jihad Organization” affiliated with the Islamic Jihad, it was informed that the Hezbollah leader in question also played a role in the abduction of American and German hostages in the 1980s.

On July 21, 2015, the US Treasury Department placed Akil on the List of Persons Subject to Special Sanctions.

Later, on September 10, 2019, the US State Department added Akil to its Special Global Terrorist List.​​

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