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Old 23 September 2013, 04:02 AM
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Default American Jihadi Slain In Somalia By Rivals

An American who became one of Somalia's most visible Islamic rebels and was on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list with a $5 million bounty on his head was killed Thursday by rivals in the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab, militants said.

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Old 23 September 2013, 03:24 PM
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But did they try and collect the bounty?

5 Million is not petty cash!
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Old 23 September 2013, 06:38 PM
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It sounds though as if they are from a rival revolutionary faction, meaning they may be on the 'wanted' lists themselves, or at least not people who would want to bring themselves to the attention of the FBI...

It's got to be tempting, though. There's a lot I would do for $5 million, but for a native of Somalia, that's....well, a lot.
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They're rewards for information leading to their arrest and conviction (although they have reportedly been given for such information when it led to a strike rather than a capture).
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