United Kingdom will not confirm drone death of IS 'White Widow' recruiter

Pauline Gross
October 13, 2017

Without being able to collect evidence on the ground it's impossible to confirm her death, but The Sun reported that the Central Intelligence Agency had told United Kingdom counterparts that Jones was killed by a Predator drone strike close to the Syria-Iraq border back in June.

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.

The british minister of Defense Michael Fallon has refused on Thursday to confirm the death of the mother of a british family who had joined the group jihadist islamic State in Syria. There have been several such claims of IS militants having been killed only for them to resurface months later.

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.

She was one of the most wanted terrorists in the group.According to the media reports, she was eliminated by a drone attack while trying to escape from besieged Raqqa. She was marked as a "high priority" on the US's kill list earlier this year, the newspaper added.

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Born in the Greenwich area of London, she posted extremist comments online such as: "You Christians all need beheading with a nice blunt knife and stuck on the railings at Raqqa".

"I can confirm that if you are a British national in Iraq or Syria and you have chosen to fight for Daesh (IS)... then you have made yourself a legitimate target and you run the risk... of being of the wrong end of an RAF or USA missile strike", he added.

The wife of another immigrant to the so-called Islamic caliphate said she knew Jones and described her as "very cute".

He said: "Recently IS have said women should get involved in jihad - that's a sign of weakness".

Asked about reports Jones' son was killed in the strike, Maj Gen Chapman added: "It is a hard one because under the UN Charters he is under the age of what we would classify as a soldier".

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