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By EILEEN SULLIVAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP/WSFA) - A Daphne, AL man believed to be operating with terrorists in Somalia has been put on the FBI's list of "most wanted terrorists."

The FBI says Omar Shafik Hammami has been a senior leader in the terror group al-Shabab. Officials believe Hammami moved to Somalia in 2006 and joined the group, later designated by the State Department as a terrorist organization.

From Somalia, Hammami has taken on the role of jihadi lecturer and Islamic scholar. After U.S. Navy SEALs killed al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011, Hammami threatened at a news conference near Mogadishu to avenge the killing.

Hammami faces charges in the U.S. of providing material support to terrorists.

The FBI created its "Most Wanted Terrorist" list a month after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

If you have any information concerning Hammami, please contact the FBI's Tip Line at 1-800-CALL-FBI, or call the FBI Mobile Division, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate, or submit a tip electronically.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. WSFA contributed to this report. 

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