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.
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.