DEATH OF I.S. OPERATIVE
Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi was killed in a drone attack in Syria on April 29
“Intelligence reports have confirmed that Wanndy has been killed in an attack in Raqqa, Syria, on April 29,” he tweeted via his handle @KBAB51.
The NST report on May 1 said Wanndy was believed to have been killed in a drone attack.
His wife, Nor Mahmudah Ahmad, 28, who is in Syria, posted on Facebook about his death on the same day he died.
It was understood that his comrade, whose nationality is still unknown, was also killed in the attack.
Wanndy was put on the United States’s Specially Designated Global Terrorist list in March, making him a high-profile target for law enforcement agencies worldwide.
He was wanted in Malaysia for recruiting fighters and coordinating attacks in the country.
Wanndy first gained notoriety when he and another Malaysian, Mohd Faris Anuar, appeared in a 30-second video showing the IS beheading of a Syrian man in 2015.
He was among the few Malaysian IS fighters who were active on social media, channelling instructions to locally-based militants or persuading them to join him in Syria.
Wanndy, who used the nom de guerre Abu Hamzah Al-Fateh, had coordinated several attacks and provided material support to IS fighters in Malaysia, including the attack on the Movida nightclub in Puchong in June last year.
Wanndy, who grew up in Jalan Bukit Tambun, Durian Tunggal, Melaka, left for Syria on Jan 26, 2014, along with his wife.
Their two daughters were born in the war-torn country.
The couple reportedly travelled by train from Butterworth, Penang, to Bangkok before flying to Moscow and on to Istanbul before making their way to Syria.