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Abu Bakr al-Baghdad

U.S. offers $25 million reward for information on Islamic State leader

WASHINGTON: The United States on Friday more than doubled its previous reward for information on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, offering $25 million for information that would help locate, arrest or convict the head of the jihadist group. The U.S. State Department's Rewards for Justice program previously offered $10 million for information on Baghdadi, announced in October 2011. The increase was announced in a statement on Friday. Baghdadi, an Iraqi whose real name is Ibrahim al-Samarrai, declared himself…