02 Mar '18, 6pm

Shabaab eulogizes ally of rebellious American jihadist | FDD's Long War Journal

Khattab al Masri as eulogized in yesterday’s Shabaab video Shabaab eulogized a military commander who was closely linked to Omar Hammami, the American al Qaeda commander who was murdered by the Somali branch five years ago after a lengthy and very public dispute on social media. Khattab al Masri, the military commander, reconciled with Shabaab after Hammami’s death and was killed while fighting Ethiopian forces. Shabaab mentioned Masri while also eulogizing Mohamed Mohamud Ali, another of its slain leaders. Ali, who was also known as Dulyadin, was reportedly the mastermind behind the 2015 massacre at a university in Garissa, Kenya. Al Masri, an Egyptian foreign fighter within Shabaab, was reported to have been killed in an attack on an Ethiopian base near Halgan, Somalia in 2016. Jihadists targeted the Ethiopian base with a suicide car bombing before assaulting the base , ...

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