Omar Hammami, the American jihadi, reportedly killed in Somali ambush by fellow jihadists


Hammami, a 29-year-old American Islamist fighter from Daphne, Alabama, had a falling-out with leaders of the Al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab last year and had been targeted ever since. Looks like the hip-hop jihadi has lost his final rap battle. Omar Hammami, who was known as Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki, or “the American,” was killed Thursday in Somalia in an ambush orchestrated by his former comrades in an Al Qaeda-linked militia, members of the group said.


Hammami joined the militant group al-Shabab around 2006 and made a name for himself through his active Twitter account and rap videos posted to YouTube, like “Send Me a Cruise (Missile)” and “Make Jihad With Me.”

Hammami has been reported dead every couple of months since then, but a U.S. terrorism expert, J.M. Berger, told the Associated Press he believes the latest reports are accurate. A senior Obama administration official told the Daily News the U.S. embassy in neighboring Nairobi, Kenya, was working to confirm Hammami was dead.

The official added that the traitor was thought to have “made significant contributions to al-Shabab’s media and military activities.” In the photo below are Omar Hammami and deputy leader of al-Shabab Sheik Mukhtar Abu Mansur Robow.


A member of the militant group who gave his name as Sheik Abu Mohammed told the AP that Hammami was killed in an ambush along with two other fighters, including a Briton of Somali descent. Mohammed said his associates were responsible for the bloodshed.

The FBI had placed Hammami on its Most Wanted list and offered a $5 million reward for his capture.