British IS recruiter dubbed White Widow `killed in U.S. drone strike´

The Muslim convert fled Britain to join ISIS back in 2013 alongside toyboy lover Junaid Hussain, taking her then-nine-year-old son JoJo with her

Fifty-year-old Jones was killed in June by a USA drone strike close to the border with Iraq, according to the Sun, which quoted a British intelligence source.

Jones was very much a wanted figure; she rose up the Pentagon "kill list" in 2017 and was placed on a United Nations sanctions list, which included a freeze on assets, and was slapped with a travel ban.

Jones began posting rants online wearing black with her face veiled, posing with an AK-47, saying she wants to behead all Christians with a "blunt knife", according to a report in the Daily Mail.

Pentagon spokesman Maj Adrian Rankine-Galloway said: "I do not have any information that would substantiate that report but that could change and we are looking into this".

Britain's The Sun newspaper cites USA intelligence sources as saying Jones was killed in June.

British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones, dubbed the White Widow, is understood to have been killed in a U.S. drone strike. She met Junaid Hussain, a British-Pakistani computer hacker who worked for the terror group, online and married him to become a "jihadi bride".

If Jones was killed, she would have been the first woman to have been targeted in such a drone strike.

He was killed by a USA drone in 2015, and had allegedly been planning "barbaric attacks against the West", including terror plots targeting "high profile public commemorations" this summer.

In Raqqa, Jones adopted the nom de guerre Umma Hussain al Britani and devoted herself to Isis, using multiple Twitter handles to lure potential recruits to Syria and to encourage sympathisers to carry out attacks in their home countries.

Another source told the Times of London that reports of her demise are "probably accurate".

Major General Chip Chapman, the former MoD head of counter terror, told Sky News that Jones was a "significant" target for the USA and UK.



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