MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somalia-based Islamic center says it is mourning the death of the American jihadi Omar Hammami, backing up reports the militant was killed Thursday by his rivals within the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab.
The SITE Intel Group, an American private company that analyzes terror threats, said the Islamic World Issues Study Center published a tribute in which it decried the killing of Hammami and two other militants.
In the eulogy the center describes the killings as a "tragedy," saying al-Shabab should be "directing their arrows at the enemies of the group."
Hammami, whose nom de guerre was Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki, or "the American," was reported killed in an ambush in southern Somalia following months on the run after falling out with al-Shabab's top leader.
The militant from Alabama had been reported dead before, only for him to resurface.
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