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Maverick American jihadi from Ala. faces Somali death threat

An Alabama native who moved to Somalia to wage jihad alongside al-Shabab militants may soon find himself the one pursued by insurgents.

Omar Hammami - whom the FBI named as one of its most wanted terrorists in November - has engaged in a public fight with al-Shabab over nearly the last year.

A Twitter account that terrorism analysts believe is run by Hammami or his associates announced Jan. 4 that al-Shabab fighters had given him 15 days - until Saturday - to surrender.

It's far from clear whether Hammami will be killed. But analysts who track militants agree that Hammami has become an al-Shabab PR problem.

Bill Roggio, editor of the Long War Journal, says Hammami may have signed his own death warrant with recent anti-al-Shabab rants.

Hammami is originally from Daphne, Alabama.

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