Fears for Isis bride’s son af­ter drone hit

Daily Record - - NEWS - RUSSELL MY­ERS re­porters@dai­lyrecord.co.uk

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.


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