British jihadi 'White Widow' killed by USA drone - Sun report

British jihadi 'White Widow' killed by USA drone - Sun report

Cheryl Sanders
October 12, 2017

Former Ministry of Defence head of counter terror Major General Chip Chapman said Jones' alliance with Hussain and her recruitment role would have made her a "significant" target.

Sally Jones, who became known in British newspapers as the White Widow, was killed by a US Air Force Predator strike that took place close to the border between Syria and Iraq.

Jones, who before her jihadi days was once a singer in a punk band, has been the subject of years of fascination by the British press.

United States spy chiefs reportedly told MI6 that Sally Jones was killed close to the border between Syria and Iraq in June.

It is thought that Jones' son was also killed while fleeing the city.

USA intelligence chiefs were quoted as saying they could not be 100 percent certain that Jones had been killed as there was no way of recovering any DNA from the ground, but they were "confident" she was dead.

Jones travelled with her husband Junaid Hussain to Syria in 2013 to join IS.

But news of the success had been kept quiet on both sides of the Atlantic amid fears her 12-year-old son Jojo may also have been killed.

Jones fled to fight for Daesh four years ago, along with her son.

"She added: "(Jones) was crying and wants to get back to Britain but ISIS is preventing her because she is now a military wife.

She frequently used her Twitter to spread propaganda for ISIS and in the past had spoken of her wish to behead a Western prisoner in Syria and kill Christians with a "blunt knife".

In 2016, she reportedly called on women in London, Glasgow and Cardiff to carry out terror attacks during the holy month of Ramazan.

"The UK and U.S. military has been working closely together on a number of high-profile targets in recent months and Jones is believed to have been on that list".

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