Police coordinate with Interpol to verify Bahrumsyah's death
Marguerite Afra Sapiie
The Jakarta Post
National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian has said the police were coordinating with Interpol to verify rumors that Bahrumsyah, an Islamic State (IS) group fighter from Indonesia, has been killed in Syria.
“Through Interpol, we are seeking confirmation from our intelligence allies in [Syria] on whether or not the rumor is true,” Tito said on Thursday.
(Read also: Police investigate rumors of Bahrumsyah’s death)
Bahrumsyah reportedly lived in Syria for several years and had taken part in activities of the extremist group.
The IS supporter was reportedly killed in Syria prior to launching a terror attack with his group. He appeared in a video showing activities conducted by IS in August 2014.
Bahrumsyah pursued a higher education at Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN) Jakarta. He reportedly joined IS in 2014.
Bahrumsyah is one of three Indonesian citizens who reportedly joined IS in Syria. He, Bahrun Naim and Salim Mubarok, alias Abu Jandal, followed the example of the leader of Tawhid Waljihad or Jamaah Ansharut Daulad (JAD), Aman Abdurrahman, who is serving time on Nusakambangan prison island. (ebf)
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