TEHRAN (Press Shia) – An Indonesian terrorist who appeared on a Daesh propaganda video showing the execution of a hostage and was said to be close to the terror group’s leader was killed in Syria last month, an Indonesian police spokesman and his brother said.

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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, Reuters reported.

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.