Malaysian jihadists killed in Syria

September 16, 2014
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PETALING JAYA, Malaysia – Two Malaysian jihadists were killed in Syria last week, local media reported Monday (September 15th).

Mohammad Lofti Ariffin, 46, a native of Kuala Ketil, Kedah, was severely injured in a missile attack on a militant base in east Hama early on September 9th, The Star reported.

Lofti was transported to a hospital in Hatay, Turkey, where he died from his injuries Saturday, the Star said.

Another Malaysian, Mohammad Fadhlan Shahidi, died in the same attack, the Star said.

News of Fadhlan's death was posted on the Facebook page "Pencinta Syahid" (Lovers of Martyrdom).

The native of Kulim, Kedah, left for Syria a few months ago and was believed to be the youngest Malaysian jihadist in Syria, according to The Star.

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