Two Saudi brothers have died on the same day, the first in a suicide bombing in Iraq as he was fighting alongside ISIS, while the second died in a Saudi military helicopter crash in Jazan, in southern Saudi Arabia.
Last Thursday, the Saudi-led coalition announced the death of the captain pilot in the Saudi Royal Air Forces, Nasir al Harthi, after his helicopter crashed close to the Saudi-Yemeni borderline.
Saudi Air Forces have led an Arab coalition in Yemen since last March targeting Iranian-backed Houthi militias to restore the exiled government of Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.
On the same day, ISIS announced the death of Nasir’s brother, Zahir al Harthi, also known as “Abu Baker al Jazrawi,” when he executed a suicide bombing in his booby-trapped car in Samarra while attacking an assembly of Iraqi soldiers.
ISIS’ supporters said through social media that “a Saudi doctor died in a suicide bombing in Samarra.”
According to Saudi news website Al Hayat, Zahir’s brother Dahiel said that his brother had gotten a diploma in nursing and got married to his cousin, then he disappeared for one year. Later after divorcing his wife, he left the country two years ago without any kind of contact with his family.