'White Widow' British ISIL recruiter 'killed in air strike'

Oct 13, 2017, 00:21
'White Widow' British ISIL recruiter 'killed in air strike'

Jones, who was nicknamed the "White Widow", is believed to have publicized a list of American military personnel to be targeted by ISIS militants, led a group of female terrorists, and acted as a top recruiter online.

At Hussain's urging, she converted to radical Islam and abandoned her life in the United Kingdom to join him in Syria in 2013, taking her son, then eight, with her. 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".

According to The Sun, the government was informed by Central Intelligence Agency chiefs in June that USA forces had killed Jones in a missile strike close to the Iraq/Syria border. Later, she became interested in music and played bass guitar in an all-girl punk band called Krunch.

Britain on Thursday refused to confirm reports that a U.S. drone had killed a middle-aged British mother, also known as the "white widow,", who had joined Islamic State jihadists in Syria.

Both Jones and Hussain were accused of trying to recruit extremists to carry attacks out in the U.K. She was linked to around 20 Twitter accounts and posted messages of support of ISIS and extremist comments- including a picture of her dressed as a nun pointing a gun towards the camera.

The world's most wanted female terrorist was recently killed by a USA drone in Syria.

Also, Mrs. Jones encouraged people to attack Britain and gave instructions on how to construct a bomb in a home environment.

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.

According to the Sun, Jones was last seen fleeing from Raqqa, heading for a town on the border with Iraq.

Major General Chip Chapman, the former MoD head of counter terror, said Jones would have been a "significant" target as a result of her alliance with Hussain and her role in recruiting IS fighters.

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