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

13 October 2017

The Government was informed by Central Intelligence Agency chiefs in June that USA forces had killed Jones, 50, in a missile strike close to the Iraq/Syria border, The Sun reports.

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

Though Whitehall sources confirmed reports that Jones was killed, according to the Guardian, the Pentagon was unable to confirm the news. There have been several such claims of IS militants having been killed only for them to resurface months later.

Sally Jones, who became known in British newspapers as the White Widow, was killed by a US Air Force Predator strike that took place close to the border between Syria and Iraq.

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However, it was kept secret on both sides of the Atlantic over fears her 12-year-old son Jojo may have also died in the blast.

"She added: "(Jones) was crying and wants to get back to Britain but ISIS is preventing her because she is now a military wife.

Given her penchant for encouraging terror attacks in the West, she was nicknamed Mrs Terror. 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". Later married a computer hacker Gonad Hussein, who was killed in an attack by a drone in 2015. She also encouraged them to carry out attacks in Britain and offered lessons on making home-made bombs.

Jonesreportedly used an image of herself stylized as a nun and pointing a gun towards the camera when she posted propaganda online.

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She fled to Syria in 2013 taking her young son with her.

The husband and wife were since on a United States "kill list" of high-value targets.

Sally Jones appears in a selfie before she left for Syria, and in a burqa with a weapon.

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.

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