LONDON – Sally Jones, a British jihadi who recruited on-line for the Islamic State group, has been killed in Syria by a U.S. drone alongside together with her 12-yr-previous son, The Solar newspaper reported on Thursday.
A convert to Islam from southern England, Jones was nicknamed the “White Widow” by the British press after her jihadi husband Junaid Hussain, additionally an IS militant, was killed by a drone in 2015.
Quoting a British intelligence supply who had been briefed by U.S. counterparts, The Solar reported that Jones and her son had been killed in June near Syria’s border with Iraq, as she was trying to flee the IS stronghold of Raqqa.
U.S. intelligence chiefs have been quoted as saying they might not be one hundred pc sure that Jones had been killed as there was no approach of recovering any DNA from the bottom, however they have been “assured” she was lifeless.
Her son JoJo was presumed to be lifeless too, though his presence together with her was not recognized on the time of the drone strike and he was not an meant goal, in accordance with The Solar.
Different IS militants have been reported lifeless solely to reappear.
Jones, who earlier than her jihadi days was as soon as a singer in a punk band, has been the topic of years of fascination by the British press.
She was believed to have left her residence in Chatham, within the southern county of Kent, in 2013 to journey to Syria, the place she married Hussain whom she had met on-line.
She was lively as an internet recruiter and typically posted propaganda messages on social media, together with a putting photograph of herself dressed as a nun pointing a gun in the direction of the digital camera.