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US puts bounty on terror suspect

NAIROBI — Will the allure of a $5 million reward be the downfall of a tweeting, rapping American jihadist who once fought alongside the Somali militant group Al Shabab but now denounces its methods and motivations in online feuds?

A US State Department official who specializes in Somalia said Thursday that the new $5 million reward offered for the arrest of Omar Hammami could exploit what are believed to be fault lines between extremist groups in Somalia. The Alabama-born American was once close to Al Shabab’s leadership but has since had a falling out with the group’s leader.

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