IN PICTURES: Omar “Abu Mansur al-Amriki” Hammami: The Rise & Fall of an American Jihadi in Somalia

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-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

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Omar Hammami Video clip

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.

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Omar Hammami with Mukhtar RobowHammami with Mukhtar “Abu Mansur al-Amriki” Robow at a May 2011 conference held in Lower Shabelle by Al-Shabab to eulogize Usama bin Laden.

Omar Hammami with Mukhtar Robow 2Hammami with Mukhtar “Abu Mansur al-Amriki” Robow at a May 2011 conference held in Lower Shabelle by Al-Shabab to eulogize Usama bin Laden.

Al-Shabaab (Al-Shabab) Harakat al-Shabab (Mukhtar Robow, Omar Hammami)Hammami with Mukhtar “Abu Mansur al-Amriki” Robow at a May 2011 conference held in Lower Shabelle by Al-Shabab to eulogize Usama bin Laden.

Omar Hammami 2Hammami 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.

Omar Hammami (Ambush at Bardale)Omar Hammami 1

Omar Hammami 2Hammami 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.

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Hammami at a 2010 Al-Shabab event for children of the movement’s martyrs with Al-Shabab spokesman ‘Ali Rage (left).

Omar Hammami 2Hammami at a 2010 Al-Shabab event for children of the movement’s martyrs.

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About Ibn Siqilli
Ph.D. Student in the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University

3 Responses to IN PICTURES: Omar “Abu Mansur al-Amriki” Hammami: The Rise & Fall of an American Jihadi in Somalia

  1. Rachel Banks says:

    Great job, thanks

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  2. Pingback: IN PICTURES: Somalia’s Harakat al-Shabab al-Mujahideen, Part 8: Defiance in Baraawe for ‘Eid al-Adha | al-Wasat - الوسط

  3. Pingback: IN PICTURES: Somalia’s Harakat al-Shabab al-Mujahideen, Part 9: Military Forces Rally in Buulobarde, Hiraan region | al-Wasat - الوسط

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