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FBI adds Hammami to Most Wanted Terrorists List

Posted on Nov 15, 02:47PM | IBNS

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Mobile Division on Wednesday announced the addition of Omar Shafik Hammami to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list.

Hammami is wanted in connection with terrorism violations to include providing material support to terrorists.

It is alleged that Omar Shafik Hammami, a U.S. citizen and former resident of Daphne, Alabama, also known as Abu Mansour al-Amriki, provided material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization known as al Shabaab.

On February 26, 2008, al Shabaab was designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the Secretary of State.

Hammami allegedly traveled to Somalia during 2006 and eventually joined al Shabaab's military wing.

In 2007, after Ethiopian forces invaded Somalia, Hammami joined the front lines as a fighter and eventually became a leader with al Shabaab.

On November 27, 2007, an indictment was returned in the United States Southern District of Alabama charging Hammami with 18 U.S.C. 2339A, providing material support to terrorists.

On September 24, 2009, a superseding indictment charged Hammami with 18 U.S.C. 2339B, providing material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

The Southern District of Alabama has issued an active warrant against Hammami for his arrest.

The FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list serves as a venue to increase public awareness regarding individuals being sought by the FBI in connection with terrorism-related activities.

"Hammami should be considered armed and dangerous and private citizens should take no independent action against Hammami," said an official FBI release.