‘White Wi­dow dies’

The New Zealand Herald - - WORLD -

Bri­tish Isis re­cruiter Sally-Anne Jones, dubbed the White Wi­dow, has re­port­edly been killed in a US drone strike. Jones was killed close to the bor­der be­tween Syria and Iraq by a US Air Force strike in June, ac­cord­ing to the Sun. She and her hus­band Ju­naid Hus­sain went to Syria in 2013 to join Isis. He was killed by a US drone in 2015. News of her death was not made pub­lic amid fears that her 12-year-old son Jojo may also have been killed, ac­cord­ing to the Sun. Jones, who was pre­vi­ously a mem­ber of an all-girl punk rock group, con­verted to Is­lam. She used her Twit­ter ac­count to re­cruit women and pro­vided prac­ti­cal ad­vice on how to travel to Syria. She en­cour­aged in­di­vid­u­als to carry out at­tacks in Bri­tain, of­fer­ing guid­ance on how to con­struct bombs.

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