The United States offers millions of dollars for information on Sheikh Mohammad al-Kawtharani; Al-Kawtharani is said to have had close ties to former General Qassem Soleimani; The US believes he’s directly involved with the coordination of Iranian-backed militias throughout Iraq.
Good Friday – The United States has offered $10 million for information regarding Hezbollah Commander Sheikh Mohammad al-Kawtharani. The US believes that he’s directly involved with Iranian-backed militias inside of Iraq.
The US State Department believes he has “taken over some of the political coordination of Iran-aligned paramilitary groups.” Additionally, al-Kawtharani had very close ties with former Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) General Qassem Soleimani, who the US killed in an airstrike back in early January that was carried out by an unmanned air vehicle(s) (UAV).
The State Department continued, “In this capacity, he facilitates the actions of groups operating outside the control of the Government of Iraq that have violently suppressed protests, attacked foreign diplomatic missions, and engaged in wide-spread organized criminal activity.”, which was, in essence, the work of Soleimani.
According to Iraqi and Muslim sources, al-Kawtharani has been the primary facilitator Iranian-backed militias in Iraq until the IRGC designates an Iranian replacement for Soleimani.
Hezbollah was named a terrorist organization by the US State Department in 1997 and al-Kawtharani was identified as a terrorist in 2013.