Three Malaysians who joined Islamic State (IS) militant group in Syria were killed in battle on Friday.
Principal asst director of Counter Terrorism Branch, Bukit Aman, Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay confirmed the matter.
“This is based on information received from our intelligence,” he said when contacted.
The three killed were Zainuri Kamarudin, 50, (former member of Malaysian Mujahideen), Sazrizal Mohd Sofian Thayalan,27, and Ahmad Asyraf Arbee Ahmad Jamal Arbee,31.
The trio were believed killed in air strikes by Syrian troops in Raqqah.
They left for Syria in April 2014.