U.S State Department Rewards for Justice: Reward Offer for Information on ISIL Terrorist Gulmurod
Office of the Spokesperson
The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program is offering a reward of up to $3 million for information leading to the location, arrest, and/or conviction of Gulmurod Khalimov (variant Halimov), a key leader of the terrorist group ISIL, also known in Arabic as Da’esh.
Khalimov is a former Tajik special operations colonel, police commander, and military sniper. He was the commander of a police special operations unit in the Ministry of Interior of Tajikistan.
He is now an ISIL member and recruiter. In May 2015, he announced in a 10-minute propaganda video that he fights for ISIL and has called publicly for violent acts against the United States, Russia, and Tajikistan.
On September 29, 2015, the U.S. Department of State designated Khalimov as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order 13224. The United Nations Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and al-Qaida Sanctions Committee added him to its sanctions list in February 2016. Khalimov is wanted by the Government of Tajikistan. On June 1, 2015, INTERPOL issued a Red Notice for Khalimov, alerting member nations that he is a wanted person and should be apprehended for extradition back to Tajikistan.
The Rewards for Justice program is administered by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Since its inception in 1984, the program has paid in excess of $125 million to more than 80 people who provided actionable information that helped bring terrorists to justice or prevented acts of international terrorism worldwide.