Bri­tish IS re­cruiter Sally Jones ‘killed by US drone’

Millennium Post - - WORLD -

WASH­ING­TON: White Widow Sally Jones has been killed by a drone, says the CIA.

US spy chiefs told their Bri­tish coun­ter­parts that ji­hadi Jones, who fled the UK to be an ISIS re­cruiter, died in June.

The US Air Force Preda­tor strike is said to have taken place close to the border between Syria and Iraq.

A White­hall source to­day con­firmed Jones’s death af­ter she left her home in Chatham, Kent, with her 12-year-old son Jojo in 2013 to join ISIS in Syria. The source said: “The Amer­i­cans zapped her try­ing to get away from Raqqa. Quite frankly, it’s good rid­dance.”

CIA chiefs told their UK coun­ter­parts that a Preda­tor killed 50-year-old Jones in June. But news of the suc­cess has been kept quiet on both sides of the At­lantic amid fears Jojo may also have died.

Re­ports say Jones was last been seen alive flee­ing the car­nage in Raqqa and head­ing to­ward the Syr­ian border town of Mayadin. Jones reg­u­larly used her son as a hu­man shield. It is not known whether Jones was in a build­ing or a mov­ing ve­hi­cle when the drone struck. It was flown re­motely by a pi­lot at an air base in the States. The CIA and MI6 of­fi­cers spent months try­ing to track her down. Jones, a key IS re­cruiter of fe­male for­eign ji­hadis, was des­ig­nated a High Value Tar­get and would have been high on a US kill list.

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