Omar Hammami, the American Jihadi who was born in Daphne, Alabama and was on the FBI’s most wanted list, was reportedly killed on Sept. 12, 2013, in a Somali ambush. Hammami had a federal warrant issued for his arrest for terrorism and was believed to be the mastermind behind the 2008 suicide bombing conducted by Somali-American Shirwa Ahmed.
Hammami, also known as Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki or “The American” had secured a position as a leader in the Somali based al-Shabaab militant group, before having a falling out with the group’s top leader, and living on the run. Though his death was falsely reported in the past, it is believed members of al-Shabaab killed him on Sept. 12, 2013.
The New York Times profiled Hammami in a 2010 piece titled “The Jihadist Next Door.” Additionally, the New York Post had a video of Hammami rapping and discussing his Jihadist activities on video. You can see the video here. Omar Hammami rapping about Jihad
Though Hammami’s death has not been confirmed, the NY Daily News reported that officials with Obama’s administration are working on verification.
The Guardian stated, “Militants did not immediately present proof of Hammami's death.
"A member of al-Shabaab who gave his name as Sheik Abu Mohammed told the Associated Press that Hammami was killed in an ambush in Somalia's southern Bay region. Some of Mohammed's associates carried out the killing.”
Hammami is currently still listed as wanted by the F.B.I.