(From The Star/Asia News Network )
The right-hand man of Malaysian Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist Dr Mahmud Ahmad is believed to have been killed in the southern Philippines following skirmishes with the military.
An intelligence source said Mohd Najib Husen, a Malaysian who became an expert bomb maker for the Abu Sayyaf Group, was shot during the clash in Basilan on Tuesday (Dec 15).
“Mohd Najib, who is also known as Abu Anas was not killed instantly but died a few hours later,” said the source, adding that some 13 Abu Sayyaf members were also killed.
Mohd Najib is believed to have performed the Bai’ah (oath of allegiance) to support ISIS along with other Abu Sayyaf members.
Dr Mahmud, a former university lecturer here, and another Malaysian ISIS member, Muhammad Joraimee Awang Raimee, 39, were not with the group at the time.
Muhammad Joraimee was a former Selayang Municipal Council employee.
It is believed that the Abu Sayyaf cell was forced to retreat to the forest located on Basilan Island after constant assaults by the Philippines’ Army for the past few days. Read more
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