US$5M bounty up for Malaysian terrorist


Posted at May 03 2011 07:39 PM | Updated as of May 04 2011 03:39 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The Armed Forces Western Mindanao Command is requesting the public's help in finding known terrorist Zulkifli Abdhir who has a $5 million bounty for his capture.

Abdhir was placed on the US State Department's most wanted list in 2003. He is known to be a senior member of several criminal groups in the Southern Philippines with links to al Qaeda.

In 2007, a U.S. federal court indicted Abdhir on terrorism-related charges. Reports say he has been hiding in the Southern Philippines since August of 2003.

A Malaysian citizen, Abdhir has been known to go by the aliases of Marwan, Zulkifli Abd Hir and Zulkifli Bin Abdul Hir.

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation warns that he is considered armed and dangerous. 

Abdhir's presence in the Southern Philippines represents one of the leading destabilizing elements for the public. His group's operations  indicate he has no regard for any lives, whether foreigners, Filipinos or religious affiliation.

The US Rewards For Justice Program is offering a payment of up to US$5 million for information leading to the capture of Abdhir. A priority of the U.S. Rewards For Justice Program is maintaining the anonymity of the source.