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'White widow' British IS recruiter killed

Considered Britain's most-wanted woman Jones- known as the White Widow- was a recruiter for Islamic State Considered Britain's most-wanted woman Jones- known as the White Widow- was a recruiter for Islamic State
Sammy Stanley | 12 October, 2017, 10:38

British jihadist Sally Jones has been killed in a USA drone strike in Syria, Sky sources say.

It was claimed in July that Jones wanted to return from Syria to the United Kingdom but was being blocked from doing so by her 12-year-old son Jo-Jo who had been "brainwashed".

US intelligence chiefs were quoted as saying they could not be 100 percent certain that Jones had been killed as there was no way of recovering any DNA from the ground, but they were "confident" she was dead.

According to The Sun, the government was informed by Central Intelligence Agency chiefs in June that U.S. forces had killed Jones in a missile strike close to the Iraq/Syria border.

She was believed to have left her home in Chatham, in the southern county of Kent, in 2013 to travel to Syria, where she married Hussain whom she had met online.

In one conversation with an undercover journalist, Jones detailed the materials needed to make a bomb and said she could help construct a device remotely.

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It is feared the 12-year-old son of Britain's most wanted woman may have been killed in the same drone strike that reportedly killed her in June.

Following the death of Hussain, Jones was reportedly placed in charge of the female wing of IS' Anwar al-Awlaki batallion - a foreign fighter unit formed with the goal of planning and executing attacks in the West.

She frequently used her Twitter to spread propaganda for ISIS and in the past had spoken of her wish to behead a Western prisoner in Syria and kill Christians with a "blunt knife".

Jones, one of ISIS's top recruiters, was reportedly a high priority on the Pentagon's "kill list".

'How do you ask him to come back to this country and join in with ordinary kids playing football on the street when he has a Kalashnikov?

One of her plots, foiled by investigators, would have involved kidnapping and beheading a United States soldier.

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