Muham­mad Wan­ndy Mo­hamed Jedi was killed in a drone at­tack in Syria on April 29

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“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.

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