‘White Widow’ UK jihadi Sally Jones killed in drone strike
The so-called British “White Widow” Sally Jones had reportedly been killed by a US drone strike in Syria.
US spy chiefs are said to have told their counterparts at MI6 that the Islamist militant, who left Kent to join Isis in 2013, was killed close to the border between Syria and Iraq in June.
A US Air Force Predator strike reportedly took her out as she was attempting to flee Raqqa – which is currently the subject of intense fighting as Isis are driven back by coalition forces.
She is believed to have been heading to the town of Mayadin, one of the few remaining Isis strongholds, when she was killed.
A Whitehall source told The Sun: “The Americans zapped her trying to get away from Raqqa. Quite frankly, it’s good riddance.”
The newspaper reported that the successful strike had previously been kept quiet over fears it may have also killed her 12-year-old son Jojo.
But it is often impossible to verify the deaths of jihadis in drone strikes with many reappearing months after their deaths were reported to the media.
US intelligence chiefs have said they are not 100 per cent certain that she is the one was who killed as it is impossible to retrieve DNA evidence.