9/12/2013

Al-Amriki and al-Britani: Militants 'killed' in Somalia

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-24060558

Two top Islamist militants, from the US and UK, have been killed in Somalia after falling out with al-Shabab, witnesses have told the BBC.
Omar Hammami, known as al-Amriki, and Osama al-Britani, a British citizen of Pakistani origin, are said to have died in an early-morning attack in a village south-west of the capital, Mogadishu.
They have been hiding from al-Shabab since leaving the group this year.
There have been several previous reports of al-Amriki's death.
In March, the US State Department offered a $5m (£3.1m) reward for any information leading to the capture or conviction of al-Amriki.
'Quick-witted'
One of al-Amriki's fighters told the BBC that they had been overpowered by the al-Shabab attack in a village near the town of Dinsor....