Drone kills ‘White Widow’

Waikato Times - - World -

Bri­tish Is­lamic State re­cruiter Sal­lyAnne 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 the US Air Force strike in June, ac­cord­ing to Bri­tish tabloid 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 news­pa­per. Jones, who was pre­vi­ously a mem­ber of an all-girl punk rock group, left her home in Kent after con­vert­ing to Is­lam. She used her Twit­ter ac­count to re­cruit women and pro­vide ad­vice on how to travel to Syria and con­struct home­made bombs.

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