U.S. labels leader of al Qaeda in Iraq a terrorist

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  • The U.S. designated al Qaeda in Iraq as a terrorist organization in 2004
  • The U.S. designated its leader as a terrorist Tuesday
  • The U.S. is offering a $10 million reward for information on him
The United States designated the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Ibrahim 'Awwad Ibrahim' Ali al-Badri, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist Tuesday, the U.S. State Department said.
That designation puts into place a ban on knowingly providing material support or resources to him and freezes his assets in the United States. The United States also offered a $10 million reward for information that leads to him, the State Department said.
The United States designated al Qaeda in Iraq as a Foreign Terrorist Organization in 2004.