Infamous IS militant died on April 29 reportedly in drone attack

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 09 May 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Islamic State (IS) militant Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi (pic) has indeed been killed in Syria, said Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

The Inspector-General of Police confirmed that the militant was killed in Raqqa on April 29.

This came after over a week of unconfirmed reports that the country’s most wanted terrorist had been killed in an attack.

“After reviewing intelligence, we can confirm that Wanndy was killed in an attack in Raqqa, Syria, on April 29,” Khalid tweeted yesterday via his @KBAB51 handle.

News about Muhammad Wanndy’s death was triggered recently by a Facebook post by his wife Nor Mahmudah Ahmad, 28.

She said Muhammad Wanndy could have been killed in Syria in a drone strike. Stating that she has accepted her husband’s fate, she vowed to carry on with his struggles in Syria.

“My Mujahid, finally it is your time to go. I will remain here and carry on with the work you started. I accept this as fate,” Nor Mah­mudah wrote in her last posting.

(A mujahid is one engaged in a jihad.)

Muhammad Wanndy, 26, from Durian Tunggal, Malacca, left for Syria in 2015 with Nor Mahmudah. Attempts to contact his family were futile as they had moved away.

The top IS recruiter in Malaysia was on the United States’ most-wanted list for his involvement in funding and providing operational support for the terror group. He was known to recruit people mostly via social media and messaging apps.

Said to be the man calling the shots in Malaysia from his base in Syria, Muhammad Wanndy directed the bombing of Movida club in Puchong, Selangor, in June 2016 – the first IS attack in Malaysia – which injured eight people.

Numerous suspects arrested in connection with the IS were often reported to have received orders and funding from Muhammad Wanndy.

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