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'White Widow' Sally Jones: British Isis recruiter killed in Syria strike

Jones and her son were killed in June close to Syria’s border with Iraq Jones and her son were killed in June close to Syria’s border with Iraq
Lillian Steele | 13 October, 2017, 00:41

A former British punk rocker who became an Islamic State recruiter was reportedly killed by a USA drone strike as she attempted to escape Syria.

Sally Jones, one of the world's most wanted female terrorists, has been killed in a USA drone strike in Syria, it was revealed last night.

Asked about her death, first reported by the Sun, Mr Corbyn said it was unconfirmed but "quite clearly it is significant, if it has happened".

Jones, who was nicknamed the "White Widow", is believed to have publicized a list of American military personnel to be targeted by ISIS militants, led a group of female terrorists, and acted as a top recruiter online.

Broadcasting from NY, the LBC presenter said: "It's all well and good the government saying these people are legitimate targets".

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

The London-born mother of two, the former singer in a punk band, converted to Islam in 2013 while living in the southern county of Kent.

Jone's jihadi husband, Junaid Hussain, was killed in a 2015 drone strike. It is likely that her son Jojo, 12, was also killed.

Prime Minister Theresa May said she was "aware of the reports" around Jones's death but was "not in a position to comment further".

The report does not say whether he was with her at the time of the strike.

She was linked to a number of failed ISIS plots, including one to target the Queen, and played a role in publishing online lists of USA military personnel.

"The premise that Sally Jones and her son are dead is probably accurate".

Mr Fallon also stressed that IS was preparing and inspiring terror attacks in the UK. Hussain had previously been killed in a drone strike in 2015.

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

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