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US designates former Sudanese minister under war crimes reward program -State Dept

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is designating Sudan's former minister of State for the Interior Ahmad Mohammad Harun under its War Crimes Rewards program that offers rewards of up to $5 million, the State Department said on Monday.

Harun, who served under autocratic ruler Omar al Bashir, is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Darfur between 2003 and 2004, the department said.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey and Katharine Jackson; Editing by Doina Chiacu)