FBI adds suspected Somali-American militant to ‘Most Wanted Terrorist’ list

by admin | Thursday, Jan 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI said on Thursday it added a former Washington, D.C.-area taxi driver, Liban Haji Mohamed, to its list of “Most Wanted Terrorists” and offered a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to his arrest and conviction.

The agency said Mohamed, a Somalia-born naturalized U.S. citizen, was wanted for allegedly providing “material support” to both the Somalia-based Islamist militant group al Shabaab and al Qaeda.

Liban-Haji-MohamedAn FBI statement said that before leaving the United States in 2012, with the intent of joining al Shabaab in Somalia, Mohamed drove a taxi and lived in the northern Virginia suburbs. He was believed to still be in Somalia, an FBI official said.

The FBI described Mohamed, 29, as a “close associate” of Zachary Chesser, an American militant who pleaded guilty in October 2010 to sending threatening communications to writers of the “South Park” TV show and to other charges.

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