Sally Jones, the ISIS 'White Widow,' Believed Killed in Syria

Sally Jones, the ISIS 'White Widow,' Believed Killed in Syria

A British woman who was an active online recruit for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria was killed in a US drone strike earlier this year, The Sun newspaper reported Thursday.

Unconfirmed reports suggest a housewife from Chatham who became one of Britain's most wanted Isis terrorists has been killed following a United States drone strike.

Jones, a former punk musician, frequently recruited young women and spread ISIS propaganda online.

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 not known if Jones's 12-year-old son, Joe Dixon, known as JoJo, was also caught in the drone strike.

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

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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. Maj Adrian Rankine-Galloway, a Pentagon spokesman, told the Guardian, "I do not have any information that would substantiate that report but that could change and we are looking into this". In 2016, she was accused of encouraging ISIS sympathisers to launch attacks during the holy month of Ramadan.

Jones, 50, took her son Jojo and left her home in Chatham, Kent, for Syria to join her husband Junaid Hussain in 2013.

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".

Mr Fallon also stressed that IS was preparing and inspiring terror attacks in the UK. Jones always traveled with her son as a human shield to avoid assassination.

Mr Corbyn, said it was hard to answer a question about whether he would have ordered a drone strike to kill Jones if British troops had been at risk, as it was hypothetical.

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

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