Alabama-Born al-Qaeda Bigwig Dead In Somalia

 

 

 

” A rapping jihadi from Alabama who ascended the ranks of Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked militant group high enough to attract a $5 million US government bounty was killed Thursday in an ambush ordered by the militant group’s leader, militants said.

Omar Hammami, a native of Daphne, Alabama, whose nom de guerre is Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki, or “the American,” died Thursday in southern Somalia following several months on the run after a falling-out with al-Shabab’s top leader, the militants said.

Hammami, one of the two most notorious Americans in overseas jihadi groups, moved from Alabama to Somalia and joined al-Shabab in about 2006. He fought alongside the al Qaeda-linked group for years while gaining fame for posting YouTube videos of jihadi rap songs.”