'White widow' British IS recruiter killed

13 October, 2017, 00:41 | Author: Ora Austin
  • 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

She was marked as a "high priority" on the US's kill list earlier this year, the newspaper added.

According to the british press, Sally Jones, renamed the " white widow " by the media in the country, was killed by a drone an american in Syria.

It is possible that her her 12-year-old son Jojo was killed with her.

On Twitter, she explained how to get to Syria, and published photos of her posing with a gun.

Rukmini Callimachi, a correspondent for the New York Times, also said two senior US officials denied that Jones was dead. A British government source told the newspaper.

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

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the reclusive ISIS leader, has been reported dead multiple times in the past, including by the influential UK-based Syrian Observatory of Human Rights this July.

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How did Jones become involved with ISIS?

Later, she became interested in music and played bass guitar in an all-girl punk band called Krunch. Later married a computer hacker Gonad Hussein, who was killed in an attack by a drone in 2015. He reportedly travelled to Syria in 2013 despite being on police bail.

Reports suggest she was killed by a US Air Force Predator strike as she was attempting to flee Raqqa in Syria heading to Syria stronghold Mayadin. In 2016, she was accused of encouraging ISIS sympathisers to launch attacks during the holy month of Ramadan.

The woman, a widow of a jihadi fighter, told Sky News that Jones "was crying and wants to get back to Britain but Isis is preventing her".

Sally Jones appears in a selfie before she left for Syria, and in a burqa with a weapon.

Mr Fallon also stressed that IS was preparing and inspiring terror attacks in the UK.

The city is now besieged as coalition forces attempt to drive back ISIS. Her husband was killed in 2015.

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.

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