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American Islamist killed in Somalia: witnesses

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A US Islamist fighting in Somalia was killed Thursday in a shootout with Al-Qaeda linked Shebab militants, former comrades he had fallen out with, witnesses said. 

A FBI handout image of US Islamic extremist Omar Hammami. Alabama-born Hamami was killed in a shootout with Al-Qaeda linked Shebab militants, former comrades he had fallen out with.

Alabama-born Omar Hammami -- better known as Al-Amriki or "the American" -- was one of the most prominent foreigners fighting in Somalia, and the US State Department had offered a $5-million (3.8-million-euro) bounty for his capture.

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