People wait in line as they look at killed al-Shebab fighters in Mpekatoni, Kenya, June 15, 2015. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/Files
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The United States has announced rewards worth a total $27 million for information on six top commanders in the Somali Islamist militant group al-Shebab, which has launched attacks across East Africa.Under the Rewards for Justice program, up to $5 million was also offered for information on three other commanders, including Mahad Karate, also known as Abdirahman Mohamed Warsame, who is accused of playing a major role in the Garissa university attack in Kenya in April that killed almost 150 people.The U.S. State Department has offered rewards for other al-Shebab leaders in the past under its Rewards for Justice program.
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