(From Malaysian Insider)
Two Malaysian fighters of militant group Isis have killed more than 30 people in separate attacks in Syria and Iraq last week, The New Straits Times (NST) reported today.
The daily reported that Mohd Amirul Ahmad Rahim set off the bombs on him and in the car he was in during a clash at Isis’s stronghold of Raqqa, Syria on December 29, killing 21 Kurdish fighters. Meanwhile, Mohamad Syazwan Salim detonated his vest packed with bombs with several other bombers near a police training centre at Speicher military base in Tikrit, Iraq, killing 12 policemen and wounding 20, on January 3, the report said.
Amirul, from Terengganu, left his family to join Isis in Syria in October 2014, and took up the name “Abu Uqashah Malizi”, said NST, citing sources. The 26-year-old died on the day Isis launched an offensive on the Syrian army near Ain Issa. Amirul was among some 16 Isis fighters killed during an attack from an alliance comprising the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Arab fighters. The attack on Raqqa was one of several major operations against Isis, reported NST. Read more