U.S. Congress ups reward for bin Laden to $50 million
( RIA Novosti ) - A bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives increased the reward for anyone helping to capture the world's most wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden to $50 million, a house spokesman said Thursday.
The bill called Justice for Osama Bin Laden and Other Leaders of al-Qaeda reads: "The Secretary shall authorize a reward of $50,000,000 for the capture or death or information leading to the capture or death of Osama bin Laden."
Terrorist group al-Qaeda is blamed for the 9/11 attacks in the United States, as well as dozens of terrorist attacks the world over.
The U.S. defense spending bill for 2008 set at $696 billion was approved 370-49 Wednesday, with $189 billion going to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Following Senate approval the document is expected to be signed by U.S. President George Bus