Malaysia names 2 men seen in video of beheading
TWO Malaysians seen in an Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) beheading video have been identified as 20-year-old Mohd Faris Anuar from Gurun, Kedah, and 25-year-old Muhamad Wanndy Muhamad Jedi from Durian Tunggal, Malacca.
Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division principal assistant director Ayub Khan released details about them from Baling, Kedah.
In the 30-second video footage believed to have been taken in Syria, Mohd Faris is seen signalling to the camera while Muhamad Wanndy is believed to be the person recording the video.
The clip, which was uploaded to the Facebook account of Abu Hamzah Al Fateh on Feb 22, showed the beheading of a Syrian man whom ISIS claimed was a spy. Muhamad Wanndy owns the Facebook account.
The clip showed a militant identified as an Arab to have carried out the beheading of a Syrian, accused of being a spy for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's regime.
The video also showed another militant, identified as an Indonesian, holding the head of the Syrian.
Mr Ayub said that, from intelligence gathered, the video was taken by Muhamad Wanndy based on the voice heard in the clip. He said the video also showed Muhamad Wanndy.
Mohd Faris is believed to have gone to Syria in September while Muhamad Wanndy and his wife, Nor Mahmudah Ahmad, 26, went there in January.
Muhamad Wanndy and Mohd Faris are believed to be part of a new wing of Malaysian and Indonesian militants identified as Majmu'ah al Arkhabiliy, which is operating under the command of ISIS.THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK