“14 Indicted for Supporting al Shabaab”
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Posted on August 5, 2010 3:06:36 PM PDT by Cindy
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Omar Shafik Hammami Added to the FBIs Most Wanted Terrorists List
November 14, 2012
Today, the FBI Mobile Division announced the addition of Omar Shafik Hammami to the FBIs Most Wanted Terrorists list. Mr. Hammami is wanted in connection with terrorism violations to include providing material support to terrorists.
It is alleged that Omar Shafik Hammami, a U.S. citizen and former resident of Daphne, Alabama, also known as Abu Mansour al-Amriki, provided material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization known as al Shabaab. On February 26, 2008, al Shabaab was designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the Secretary of State.
Hammami allegedly traveled to Somalia during 2006 and eventually joined al Shabaabs military wing. In 2007, after Ethiopian forces invaded Somalia, Hammami joined the front lines as a fighter and eventually became a leader with al Shabaab. On November 27, 2007, an indictment was returned in the United States Southern District of Alabama charging Hammami with 18 U.S.C. 2339A, providing material support to terrorists. On September 24, 2009, a superseding indictment charged Hammami with 18 U.S.C. 2339B, providing material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. The Southern District of Alabama has issued an active warrant against Hammami for his arrest.
The FBIs Most Wanted Terrorists list serves as a venue to increase public awareness regarding individuals being sought by the FBI in connection with terrorism-related activities. Hammami should be considered armed and dangerous and private citizens should take no independent action against Hammami. If you have any information concerning Hammami, please contact the FBIs tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI or call the FBIs Mobile Division. You may also contact your nearest FBI field office, American Embassy or Consulate, or submit a tip electronically at https://tips.fbi.gov.
ADDING to post no. 7:
Shabaab kills American jihadist Omar Hammami and British fighter
By BILL ROGGIO
September 12, 2013
SNIPPET: Several Somalis in Bay province said that a large Shabaab force attacked Hammami and his small group of followers who were hiding out in a village near Dinsoor, the BBC reported. An Egyptian known as Khadap al Masri, who was with Hammami, is said to have surrendered to Shabaab forces.
Shabaab forces reportedly took the bodies of Hammami and al Britani from the scene of the attack. Shabaab has not officially claimed credit for the attack, but unnamed Shabaab officials are said to have confirmed Hammamis death.
Hammami is said to have granted an Interview with Voice of America Somalia more than a week ago. In the interview, he said he had renounced his ties to Shabaab and al Qaeda but still considered himself a terrorist.
Hammami, who is better known as Abu Mansour al Amriki, is the most well-known foreign fighter in Somalia. Hammami occupied a prominent place in Shabaabs propaganda arm. He also served as a recruiter, financier, and military commander. He was even seen with Shabaabs top leaders at a public eulogy for slain al Qaeda emir and founder Osama bin Laden in May 2011. The US added him to the list of specially designated global terrorists for his ties to al Qaeda in July 2011 and offered a $5 million reward for information leading to his captured in March 2013.