December three, 2019 | 2:37pm
Robert Brewer exhibits off an FBI poster with footage of Jehad Serwan Mostafa
The FBI is providing a $5 million reward for info resulting in the seize of the highest-ranking abroad American terrorist.
The feds say Jehad Serwan Mostafa, 37 — who was born in Waukesha, Wisc., and raised in San Diego, Calif. — is believed to be in Somalia, the place he performs a “critical role” within the nation’s terror group al-Shabaab.
“We believe this defendant is the highest-ranking US citizen fighting overseas with a terrorist organization,” mentioned US Lawyer Robert Brewer in a press release. “Al-Shabaab’s reign of terror threatens US national security, our international allies and innocent civilians.”
Mostafa is believed to have left San Diego at age 23 in 2005 and headed to Yemen, then Somalia.
“Al-Shabaab, meaning ‘The Youth’ in Arabic, is a violent and brutal militia group that has used intimidation and violence to undermine the Somali government and the foreign military presence supporting it,” says the press launch from Brewer’s workplace.
Mostafa plans and participates within the group’s assaults, the feds say.
The group has claimed accountability for such lethal assaults because the 2010 suicide bombing of a bar throughout a World Cup match in Kampala, Uganda.