Punk-turned-ISIS ‘White Widow’ killed

New York Post - - NEWS - Yaron Steinbuch, Wires

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.

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