The United States Is Rewarding $10 Million For Information About Salim Ayyash’s Whereabouts

NY Times | JusticeInfo

The U.S. State Department Rewards for Justice (RFJ) Program has just announced a reward of up to $10 million to help locate Hezbollah operative, Salim Jamil Ayyash.

In August 2020, Ayyash was convicted by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri on February 14th, 2005.

He has since received five life sentences, yet remains at large since the bombing which not only killed Hariri but 21 others who were in the vicinity.

It was revealed that Ayyash was part of Unit 121, a hit squad controlled by Hezbollah’s top leadership according to The Washington Post.

Unit 121 has reportedly “carried out at least four other assassinations under orders from the militant group Hezbollah” and is still active today.

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