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US to offer $10m bounty on militants who beheaded journalists

Reward passed by the US Senate, but needs approval from the House of Representatives

US to offer $10m bounty on militants who beheaded journalists

The US government is close to launching a $10 million reward for information leading to the capture of ISIL militants who beheaded American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.

The sum was approved by the US Senate at the weekend and now only needs the approval of the House of Representatives in order to be implemented, the AFP news agency reported.

“One way we can honour the memories of James Foley and Steven Sotloff is to bring their evil murderers to justice, which this measure will help do,” Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida was quoted as saying.

“Our country lost two of its own, and we must do everything possible to bring the terrorists who committed these atrocities to justice,” added Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire.

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