The United States said that it had requested assistance in arresting the leader of the Lebanese Hezbollah, Salman Raouf Salman, in exchange for a large financial reward of up to 7 million US dollars.
The US State Department’s rewards program said Salman was responsible for killings of Israelis and Americans outside Lebanon.
The US State Department’s rewards program for justice renewed its call for assistance in the arrest of Salman, adding that he was responsible for planning, coordinating and carrying out terrorist attacks outside Lebanon, targeting Israelis and Americans.
The US program’s Twitter account tweeted: “Help us find him, you may be eligible for a reward.”
Salman’s name came to prominence after the 1994 Argentine bombings, which targeted a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, killing 85 people.
On July 19, 2019, the US Treasury designated Salman a “global terrorist” in accordance with Executive Order 13224, for providing support to Hezbollah’s activities.
According to the US Treasury website, “Salman has a long history of leadership and operational planning in Hezbollah,” and his name is listed on the International Police (Interpol) Red Notice.
In the aftermath of the Buenos Aires bombing, Argentine security officials indicated that Salman had been in contact before the attack with Asaad Barakat, a US designated terrorist.