British jihadi 'White Widow' killed by United States drone - Sun report

British jihadi 'White Widow' killed by United States drone - Sun report

Sally Jones, who became known in British newspapers as the White Widow, was killed by a US Air Force Predator strike that took place close to the border between Syria and Iraq.

The newspaper said the blast was kept secret by the Central Intelligence Agency over concerns Jones' twelve year old son, Jojo, may have also been killed in the incident.

US intelligence chiefs were quoted as saying they could not be 100 percent certain that Jones had been killed as there was no way of recovering any DNA from the ground, but they were "confident" she was dead.

Quoting a British intelligence source who had been briefed by US counterparts, The Sun reported that Jones and her son had been killed in June close to Syria's border with Iraq, as she was attempting to flee the IS stronghold of Raqqa.

Jones fled to fight for Daesh four years ago, along with her son.

In one conversation with an undercover journalist, Jones detailed the materials needed to make a bomb and said she could help construct a device remotely.


Known as "Umma Hussain al Britani" in the Kurdish refugee camp in Syria where she lived, Jones was reportedly desperate to flee the area and return to Britain.

Responding to reports of Jones' death, a spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "We do not comment on matters of national security".

Jones, one of ISIS's top recruiters, was reportedly a high priority on the Pentagon's "kill list".

A court in the United States heard that Hussain had used social media messages to convince people to become involved in terror plots. He's a lost soul, you are never going to get him back, ' he told the Mirror.

He said: "Recently IS have said women should get involved in jihad - that's a sign of weakness".

One of her plots, foiled by investigators, would have involved kidnapping and beheading a USA soldier.

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