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US says report of 'rapping jihadi' death credible

Abu Mansoor al-Amriki (R), a former Shebab field commander from Alabama, whose real name is Omar Hammami, teaches mujahedeen small unit tactics in a September 20, 2009 video entitled "At Your Service Osama."Reports of the death of US-born 'rapping jihadi' Omar Hammami, who fought for years in Somalia and whose capture was worth $5 million to Washington, were "credible," the US said Friday. Witnesses said the Alabama-born Hammami -- better known as Al-Amriki or "the American" -- was killed Thursday in a shootout with militants with the Al-Qaeda-linked group Shebab, from which he had split.