IQNA

13:19 - February 12, 2019
News ID: 3467907
TEHRAN (IQNA) –  An Indonesian militant who appeared on a Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) propaganda video showing the execution of a hostage and was said to be close to the militant group’s leader was killed in Syria last month, an Indonesian police spokesman and his brother said.

 

Muhammad Saifuddin, who was known by various aliases, including Abu Walid, was killed by shrapnel from a tank shell in late January in eastern Deir ez-Zor province, national police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo said in a text message.

Prasetyo described him as a Daesh “executioner and soldier”.

Muinudinillah Basri, Saifuddin’s brother, said by telephone he had learned of his brother’s death after receiving a photo of his body.

He had not seen his brother since he left for Syria with his wife and children, he said, Reuters reported.

Sofyan Tsauri, a former Indonesian militant, said Saifuddin was “an important figure” in Daesh who represented its Southeast Asian contingent and had been close to the group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

 

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