keydmedia- A videotape of Omar Hammami in which he urges "commanders of jihad and the honourable scholars" to intervene to resolve "friction" between foreign fighters and Somali members of Shabaab was released on the Internet yesterday.
Hammami, the American terrorist also known as Abu Mansour al Amriki, who has served as a Shabaab military commander, propagandist, recruiter, and fundraiser, has previously stated that his life is in danger.
The videotape, titled "An Urgent Message," was released on the YouTube account of somalimuhajirwarrior, the same account used to upload other statements since March. Hammami's statement, which was translated by the SITE Intelligence Group, is in Arabic.
Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia, has for nearly 20 years been a battlefield, a focus for civil war and political, tribal and social conflicts.