Punk-turned-ISIS ‘White Widow’ killed
Britain’s most-wanted female terrorist — a former punk rocker who left Britain to join ISIS and was later dubbed the White Widow — has reportedly been killed in Syria by a US drone strike.
“The Americans zapped her trying to get away from Raqqa. Quite frankly, it’s good riddance,” a British government official told The UK Sun about Sally Jones (right), 50, who defected in 2013 with her 12year-old son, JoJo, to join the terror group in Syria.
CIA officials told their British counterparts that a US Air Force Predator drone flown by a pilot in the US killed Jones and her son in June near the Syria-Iraq border.
News of the strike had been kept under wraps on both sides of the Atlantic amid fears that JoJo — whose jihadist mom had used him as a human shield — was also killed.
US intelligence officials were quoted as saying they could not be 100 percent certain that Jones had been killed because there was no way of recovering DNA from the site — but that they were “confident” Jones was dead.
She had last been seen fleeing the carnage in the de facto ISIS capital of Raqqa, Syria, and heading toward the town of Mayadin on the Syrian border, according to reports.
Jones, a convert to Islam from Chatham, Kent, was nicknamed the “White Widow” by the British press after her jihadi husband, Junaid Hussain, whom she met online, was killed by a drone in 2015.
Jones, who was active as an online recruiter, sometimes posted propaganda messages on social media, including a sepia-toned image of herself dressed as a nun pointing a gun.
A former singer for the punk group Krunch, Jones was said to be in charge of the female wing of an ISIS battalion of foreign fighters. She and her husband were also linked to a 2015 plot to kill Queen Elizabeth.