ISIS’ newest Emir in South East Asia, Killed in Marawi -President Duterte

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Slowly but surely, the Philippine Government is regaining its hold on the Islamic City of Marawi. After the declaration of liberation a few days ago by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, due to the killing of the top 2 leaders of the terrorists in the country, Isnilon Hapilon of Abu Sayyaf and Omar Maute of Maute terror Group, another big-time leader was netted by the government forces.

Slowly but surely, the Philippine Government is regaining its hold on the Islamic City of Marawi.

After the declaration of liberation a few days ago by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, due to the killing of the top 2 leaders of the terrorists in the country, Isnilon Hapilon of Abu Sayyaf and Omar Maute of Maute terror Group, another big-time leader was netted by the government forces. He is rumored to be the newly appointed emir by the ISIS for South East Asia after the death of Hapilon.

He is Dr. Mahmud Ahmad, a Malaysian terrorist.

President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed yesterday that Doc Ahmad, a Malaysian terrorist who funded the Maute terror group to stage its attack in Marawi City, was killed by soldiers.

“Now, the other, ‘yung sabi nila si doc, yung tatlo iyan (the one they call Doc, there were three of them), (Isnilon) Hapilon, Omar (Maute) tapos yung (and) doc, he is an …(Malaysian). He was taken this afternoon. And that completes the story,” Duterte said in a speech in Manila.

Military spokesman Restituto Padilla Jr. also confirmed that Ahmad was dead.

“Yes,” Padilla said in a text message when asked if Ahmad was among those killed by the military.

“Hostages rescued know who he is and reported he was killed last night,” he added.

Mahmud was among 20 extremists killed in offensives launched by security forces in Marawi City late Wednesday and early Thursday.

WHO IS “DOC AHMAD”

Dr. Mahmud bin Ahmad, known as Abu Handzalah (born 25 September 1978), is a Malaysian professor of Islamic law and a senior Islamic militant with Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines.

He was born in Batu Caves, Gombak District, Selangor.

In the 1990s he traveled to Pakistan to study, where he obtained two Bachelor degrees from the International Islamic University, Islamabad. In the late 1990s, he is said to have attended an Al-Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan. He has a Masters degree from the International Islamic University Malaysia and a Doctoral degree from the University of Malaya. While teaching at the University of Malaya, he was a senior lecturer in the Department of Aqidah and Islamic Thought in the Academy of Islamic Studies.

According to fellow teachers at the University of Malaya, it was in late 2013 that he began expressing openly his views with respect to jihad. He wrote a journal titled “Faith of the Mujahidin” and founded a religious school called Open Tahfiz Centre.

In March 2014, he arranged for at least four Malaysians to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

He has been on the Malaysian most wanted list since he traveled to the Philippines in July 2014.

Source: Inquirer

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