Bri­tish ji­hadi ‘White Widow’ killed in Syria

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Lon­don: Sally Jones, a Bri­tish ji­hadi who re­cruited on­line for the Is­lamic State group, has been killed in Syria by a US drone along with her 12-yearold son, The Sun news­pa­per re­ported on Thurs­day.

A con­vert to Is­lam from south­ern Eng­land, Jones was nick­named the “White Widow” by the Bri­tish press af­ter her ji­hadi hus­band Ju­naid Hus­sain, also an IS mil­i­tant, was killed by a drone in 2015.

Quot­ing a Bri­tish in­tel­li­gence source who had been briefed by US 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 IS strong­hold of Raqqa. US in­tel­li­gence chiefs were quoted as say­ing they could not be 100% 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. REUTERS

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