Friday, April 13, 2012
(MOGADISHU, Somalia) - Today, unconfirmed reports that a Daphne native who joined an Al-Qaeda linked terror group in Somalia may be dead.
Omar Hammami, also known as Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki joined Al-Shabaab in 1999 and eventually became one of the group's top commanders.
The rumor is that he was executed by other commanders over a dispute about the terrorist group's future.
The reports have been unconfirmed by NBC News and by Al-Shabaab, which has its own press office.
In the last few weeks, Hammami said he thought his life was in danger - but Al-Shabaab said they posed no threat to him.
LOCAL 15 continuing to follow this story closely -- and we'll keep you posted.