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'White Widow' British ISIL recruiter 'killed in air strike'

'White Widow' British ISIL recruiter 'killed in air strike'

Sally Jones, 50, a former punk rocker, and her son JoJo, 12, were recently killed in a drone strike after leaving Britain in 2013 to join ISIS militants in Syria.

The Home Office source is quoted as saying, "The Americans zapped her trying to get away from Raqqa".

Given her penchant for encouraging terror attacks in the West, she was nicknamed Mrs Terror.

This is the moment two LBC callers were involved in a furious row over the drone killing of British ISIS recruiter Sally Jones.

Following the death of Hussain, Jones was reportedly placed in charge of the female wing of IS' Anwar al-Awlaki batallion - a foreign fighter unit formed with the goal of planning and executing attacks in the West. "I do not have any information that would substantiate that report but that could change and we are looking into this" Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway, a Pentagon spokesman, told the Guardian.

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Once in Syria, she married ISIS member Junaid Hussain, with whom she was having an online relationship. Hussain, who died in a United States drone strike in 2015, was accused of planning "barbaric attacks against the West".

If reports of Jones' death are true, she would be the sixth Briton killed by drones in Syria. She was marked as a "high priority" on the US's kill list earlier this year, the newspaper added.

Born in Greenwich, London, she encouraged individuals to carry out attacks in Britain, offering guidance on how to construct home-made bombs.

"In one propaganda post, she posed as a nun with a gun and spoke of her wish to behead Christians with a "nice blunt knife", The Sun reports.

Maj. Gen. Chip Chapman, the former head of counterterrorism at the Ministry of Defense, told Press Association that under the U.N. Charter Jones's son was too young to be classified as a soldier.


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