Had Fallen Out With Al-Shahab
By Harold Hutchison
An American who had declared himself a terrorist has been killed after falling out with the Somali terrorist group al-Shabab in an attack on his hideout. He had been on the run from both the United States government and the terrorist group.
Omar Hammami, also known as Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki, had joined al-Shabab in 2006, and he became one of the more well-known Western jihadis. He broke with al-Shabab in 2012 over the group’s refusal to hit targets outside Somalia and the use of taxes collected by the group’s fighters.
Hammami was facing charges of providing material support to al-Shabab, and there was a $5 million bounty on his head.