British IS recruiter Sally Jones killed in Syria drone strike - Sky sources

British IS recruiter Sally Jones killed in Syria drone strike - Sky sources

British IS recruiter Sally Jones killed in Syria drone strike - Sky sources

A British member of the Islamic State terrorist network, dubbed as the "White Widow" by United Kingdom media, has been killed along with her minor son in a USA drone strike in Syria, media reports said on Thursday.

Sally Jones, a Daesh (ISIS) recruiter of British origin, was reportedly killed in a USA airstrike in Syria.

Officials said conditions on the ground prevent them from knowing for certain if Jones is dead, but her social media activity has been silent for months.

Sally Jones, 50, was known in the British press as "White Widow" after leaving her homeland for Syria with her terrorist husband Junaid Hussain.

The newspaper said the blast was kept secret by the Central Intelligence Agency over concerns Jones' twelve year old son, Jojo, may have also been killed in the incident.

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

The Home Office source is quoted as saying, "The Americans zapped her trying to get away from Raqqa". 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".

Sally Jones was an aspiring punk rock musician in England. 12 year old Jojo is believed to have been brainwashed by ISIS and indeed, he featured in an ISIS execution video last year.

Given her penchant for encouraging terror attacks in the West, she was nicknamed Mrs Terror.

She also posted comments such as: "You Christians all need beheading with a nice blunt knife and stuck on the railings at Raqqa". Jones always traveled with her son as a human shield to avoid assassination.

Former Ministry of Defence head of counter terror Major General Chip Chapman said Jones' alliance with Hussain and her recruitment role would have made her a "significant" target.

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

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