Daesh's British online recruiter 'White Widow' killed by USA drone
Daesh's British online recruiter 'White Widow' killed by USA drone
It was previously claimed Jones was using Hamza as human shield in an attempt to stop the US from carrying out a similar strike on her
13 October, 2017, 00:43
She joined her husband Junaid Hussain, who was killed in 2015 - it was after this that she was given the nickname "white widow" by the British press.
Quoting a British intelligence source who had been briefed by U.S. counterparts, The Sun reported that Jones and her son had been killed in June close to Syria's border with Iraq, as she was attempting to flee the Daesh stronghold of Raqqa.
It is not known if her 12-year-old son, Jojo, who it is believed she had been using as a human shield against such aerial attacks, was also killed in the attack. "Quite frankly, it's good riddance". A British government source told the newspaper.
Jones began posting rants online wearing black with her face veiled, posing with an AK-47, saying she wants to behead all Christians with a "blunt knife", according to a report in the Daily Mail.
"I do not have any information that would substantiate that report but that could change and we are looking into this", Pentagon spokesman Maj Adrian Rankine-Galloway said, The Guardian reported Thursday.
Hussain, a computer hacker from Birmingham who was another senior Isis member, was killed in a... He reportedly travelled to Syria in 2013 despite being on police bail.
A British woman who was a key recruiting figure for Isis and who became a notorious hate figure in her home country has reportedly been killed by a missile strike by American forces on the Iraq/Syria border.
Officials say she provided practical advice on how to travel to Syria and guidance on how to build homemade weapons to carry out attacks in Britain. In the 90's, she played in the all-woman band Krunch.
Mr Fallon also stressed that IS was preparing and inspiring terror attacks in the UK.
She died while attempting to flee the Syrian city of Raqqa as it came under increased attack from USA coalition forces and American-backed local troops on the ground. He was killed in a drone strike in 2015.
Major General Chip Chapman, the former MoD head of counter terror, told Sky News that Jones was a "significant" target for the United States and UK.
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