Harakat Shabaab Mujahideen (HSM) eulogized Khattab al Masri, a military commander who was closely linked to Omar Hammami.
Omar Hammami was an American Al-Qaeda commander who was murdered by the Shabaab, the official Al-Qaeda branch in Somalia five years ago following a lengthy and very public dispute on social media.
Khattab al Masri, the military commander, reconciled with Shabaab after Hammami’s death and was later 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 aka Mohamed Kuno, was reportedly the mastermind behind the 2015 massacre at a university in Garissa, Kenya.