Fears for Isis bride’s son after drone hit
RELATIVES of a British jihadi bride believed to have been killed by a US drone are holding out hope that her 12-year-old son is still alive.
Isis recruiter Sally Jones, 50, was reportedly struck down near the Syria-Iraq border in June, it emerged yesterday.
No DNA evidence was collected, so her death could not be confirmed and it was unclear if her son JoJo was killed.
But intelligence sources suggest the mum from Chatham, Kent, could have been targeted when he wasn’t with her.
JoJo was said to have been routinely used as a human shield by Jones and her Isis cyber chief husband Junaid Hussain, from Birmingham.
Hussain was killed in a 2015 drone strike when he ventured out without the boy.
JoJo’s dad Darren Dixon, 40, said of Jones last night: “I’m glad she’s f ****** dead.”
Jones’s older son Jonathan Wilkinson, 21, said: “I don’t know anything about it. It’s all bull **** .”
Jones fled to Syria in 2013 and wed Hussain after meeting him online.
She was an active recruiter and posted propaganda messages on social media, including a photo of herself dressed as a nun pointing a gun.
Jones became the leader of an all-female group of Isis fighters called the al-Khansaa brigade and spoke of her plan to become their first female suicide bomber.
But she had been trying to flee the Isis stronghold of Raqqa after becoming disillusioned with the terror group.
Footage that emerged last year appeared to show brainwashed JoJo executing a prisoner in Raqqa.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said British nationals fighting with Isis in Syria are a “legitimate target” for drone strikes.