Top ISIS recruiter placed on US most wanted list as fight against jihadis intensifies
Muhammad Wanndy Mohamad Jedi, from Malaysia, is alleged to be recruiting young Malaysian Muslims to ISIS from a base in Syria.
But the 26-year-old also known as Abu Hamzah al-Fateh mocked the news on his Facebook profile.
He said the listing by the US Treasurys Office of Foreign Assets Control would only make him more cautious about his movements and communications.
Wanndy is alleged to be recruiting swathes of Malay-speaking jihadis into the Katibah Nusantara unit of vile terror group ISIS.
Philippine forces have intensified their offensives across the country to help eradicate ISIS-affiliated terror cells.
President Rodrigo Duterte has called on his troops to step up attacks on the Abu Sayyaf group a terror organisation with links to ISIS prominent in the southern Philippines.
The decision by US authorities comes as coalition and Syrian forces batter ISIS across the war-torn country.
Coalition troops repelled an attack on a base in the south of the country on Saturday, it was reported.