Abdul Rauf Zakir
Abdul Rauf Zakir is a citizen of Afghanistan who is reported to be a senior leader in the militant network usually known as the Haqqani network. He is one of the individual for whom the USA as offered a bounty.
According to the US State Department's Rewards for Justice program he is the Haqqani network's Chief of Suicide Operations. The bounty offered for information about him was increased to $5 million USD on September 19, 2012.
The Rewards for Justice biography said he emerged to join the Haqqani Network in 2008. They report that he offered to help the network expand its operations into more norther regions of Afghanistan.
He was classified as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist The U.S. Department of State designated Abdul Rauf Zakir a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order 13224 on November 5, 2012.
- Narayan Lakshman (2014-08-20). "U.S. raises bounty on Haqqanis". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 2015-02-12. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thehindu.com%2Fnews%2Finternational%2Fworld%2Fus-offers-award-for-info-on-haqqani-leaders%2Farticle6337190.ece&date=2015-02-12. "This week, the U.S. appeared to be tightening the screws further against HQN when it underscored that it was offering rewards of up to $5 million each for information leading to the location of Aziz Haqqani, Khalil al-Rahman Haqqani, Yahya Haqqani, and Abdul Rauf Zakir and raising its previous reward offer of up to $5 million for information on the group’s leader, Sirajuddin Haqqani, to up to $10 million."
- "Information that brings to justice… Abdul Rauf Zakir: Up to $5 Million Reward". Rewards for justice. 2012-09-19. Archived from the original on 2015-02-12. https://web.archive.org/web/20150212223335/http://www.rewardsforjustice.net/english/abdul_zakir.html. "Zakir approached Haqqani Network leader Sirajuddin Haqqani in 2008, requesting financial assistance in exchange for expanding the group’s influence and operations into northern Afghanistan, and has become a trusted associate and confidant of Sirajuddin."
- "Designation of Haqqani Network Chief of Suicide Operations Qari Zakir". United States Department of State. 2012-11-05. Archived from the original on 2012-11-12. https://web.archive.org/web/20121112084608/http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/11/200165.htm. Retrieved 2015-02-12. "The Secretary of State has designated Haqqani Network chief of suicide operations Qari Zakir (also known as Abdul Rauf) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. As a result of the designation, all property subject to U.S. jurisdiction in which Zakir has any interest is blocked and U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in any transactions with him or to his benefit."