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Alabama native is on FBI's "Most Wanted Terrorists" list

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An Alabama man believed to be operating with terrorists in Somalia has been added to the FBI's "Most Wanted Terrorist" list.

In 2010, the Justice Department said Omar Shafik Hammami had become a top recruiter for al-shabab, an Islamic militant group with ties to al-Qaeda.  The FBI now says Hammami is a senior leader in the terror group.

Officials say Hammami, who grew up in Daphne and is a former South Alabama student, lives in Somalia. 

In 2007, Hammami was indicted originally in the Southern District of Alabama  on terrorism violations.  A superseding indictment was returned against Hammami in 2009 on terrorism violations for leaving the United States to join the Somalia-based terrorist organization, al-Shabaab.

Hammami is alleged to have provided material support to terrorists as early as 2006.

On December 13, 2007, a federal warrant was issued by the United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama, for Hammami's arrest.

In September 2009, ABC 33/40 wrote a story about Hammami being indicted by a grand jury in Mobile on charges of providing material support to terrorists.

Just recently, the FBI added Hammami to its list of "Most Wanted Terrorists."

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