IN PICTURES: Omar “Abu Mansur al-Amriki” Hammami: The Rise & Fall of an American Jihadi in Somalia
September 12, 2013 3 Comments
-Christopher Anzalone (McGill University)
Other photo essays on the Somali jihadi-insurgent movement Harakat al-Shabab al-Mujahideen:
-Part 1 can be viewed HERE
-Part 2 can be viewed HERE
-Part 3 can be viewed HERE
-Part 4 can be viewed HERE
-Part 5 can be viewed HERE
-Part 6 can be viewed HERE
-Part 7 can be viewed HERE
Hammami in a video posted to YouTube in March 2012 in which he calls for help from the world’s Muslims due to being threatened by Al-Shabab in his dispute with Ahmed “Mukhtar Abu al-Zubayr” Godane.
Hammami speaking a May 2011 conference held in Lower Shabelle by Al-Shabab to eulogize Usama bin Laden. Behind him are a number of senior Al-Shabab administration and regional leaders including preacher Fu’ad Muhammad Khalaf “Shongole” (second from right) and Muhammad Abu ‘Abdullah (far right), the governor of Lower Shabelle.
Hammami in the insurgent video Ambush at Bardale produced by Al-Shabab’s media department and released in March 2009 in which Hammami and Mukhtar Robow are shown planning and carrying out an ambush on Ethiopian forces in the Bay region of western Somalia.
Hammami at a 2010 Al-Shabab event for children of the movement’s martyrs with Al-Shabab spokesman ‘Ali Rage (left).