U.S. Congress ups reward for bin Laden to $50 million

A bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives increased the reward for anyone helping to capture Osama bin Laden to $50 million, a house spokesman said Thursday.

U.S. Congress ups reward for bin Laden to $50 million
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."

Al-Qaeda is blamed for the 9/11 attacks in the United States.

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 Bush.


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