Malaysians in IS beheading video from Malacca and Kedah


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 04 Mar 2015

Muhamad Wanndy (left) and Mohd Faris.

KUALA LUMPUR: Two Malaysians seen in an Islamic State beheading video have been identified as 20-year-old Mohd Faris Anuar from Gurun in Kedah and 25-year-old Muhamad Wanndy Muhamad Jedi from Durian Tunggal Malacca.

Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division principal assistant director Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ayub Khan released their photographs and that of Muhamad Wanndy's 26-year-old wife, Nor Mahmudah Ahmad from Baling, Kedah.

Nor Mahmudah

In the 30-second video footage believed to be taken in Syria, Faris was seen signalling his index finger to the camera while Muhamad Wanndy was believed to be the person recording the video.

The video, which was uploaded to a Facebook account of Abu Hamzah Al Fateh on Feb 22, showed the beheading of a Syrian man who the IS claimed was a spy.

The recording showed a militant identified as an Arab to have carried out the beheading of a Syrian accused of being a spy for the Assad regime.


It also showed another militant identified as an Indonesian holding the head of the Syrian and shouting "Allahuakbar".

Ayub said from intelligence gathered the video was taken by Muhamad Wandy based on the voice heard in the clip.

He said the video also showed Muhamad Wanndy, who is the owner of the Facebook account of Abu Hamzah Al Fateh.

Muhamad Wanndy is in Syria with his wife Nor Mahmudah.

Mohd Faris is believed to have gone to Syria in September last year while Muhamad Wanndy and wife went to Syria in January this year.

Both Muhamad Wanndy and Mohd Faris Anuar are believed to be part of the new wing of Malaysian and Indonesian militants identified as Majmu'ah al Arkhabiliy.

The wing replaced the older unit that went by the name of Katibah Nusantara Lid Daulah Islamiah in Syria and Iraq.

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