An Indonesian "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) element who appeared in terrorist propaganda videos showing the execution of prisoners has been killed in Syria, AFP reported Wednesday (February 13th).
Muhammad Saifuddin, who was known widely by the alias Abu Walid, was killed on January 29th in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor by shrapnel from a Syrian regime tank shell, national police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo told AFP.
"Abu Walid was one of ISIS's executioners," Prasetyo said.
Saifuddin also featured in a number of online recruitment videos for the extremist group, including the first Indonesian-language video appealing for Indonesian militants to fight for ISIS in the Philippines if they could not reach Syria, according to the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict.
He was designated a terrorist in August last year by the US.