U.S. withdraws $3 million bounty for Somali Islamist who defected

March 9, 2015 3:01 PM

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U.S. withdraws $3 million bounty for Somali Islamist who defected

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The United States has withdrawn a $3 million bounty linked to the capture of a high-level member of Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group who had since defected, a U.S. official said on Monday.

The Somali government welcomed the move and thanked Washington for supporting its efforts to persuade senior figures to quit the al Qaeda-linked organization, which has launched attacks across east Africa.

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