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article imageAmerican jihadi killed by al-Shabab in Somalia

By Sami Zaatari     Sep 12, 2013 in World
An American militant who went by the name of Abu Mansoor al-Amriki was today gunned down by gunmen belonging to the al-Shabab organisation.
al-Amriki, who's original name was Omar Shafik Hammami was born in Alabama before he self radicalized and went off to Somalia, initially joining the al-Shabab organization and appearing in their videos calling on others to do the same.
Over time though he began to fall out with the group, eventually leaving the group, and speaking out against it. Back in April Hammami lived tweeted about an assassination attempt on him by al-Shabab.
Alongside Hammami, a British born militant was also killed in the attack, with al-Shabab so far making no comment.
Hammami was on the U.S. governments most wanted terrorist list, with a $5 million bounty for his capture.
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