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White Widow' Sally Jones 'killed in U.S. drone strike in Syria'

British ISIS recruiter Sally Jones has reportedly been killed in an air strike TIM STEWART WIPED OUT British ISIS recruiter Sally Jones has reportedly been killed in an air strike
Melinda Barton | 12 October, 2017, 10:36

Briton's most wanted female terrorist Sally Jones, nicked named the White Widow, has reportedly been killed in a drone strike.

She was killed months ago but it is believed news of her death was withheld by the U.S. and United Kingdom amid fears that her son, Joe "JoJo" Dixon, was also killed.

Britain's The Sun newspaper cites USA intelligence sources as saying Jones was killed in June.

Quoting a British intelligence source who had been briefed by USA counterparts, The Sun reported that Jones and her son had been killed in June close to Syria's border with Iraq, as she was attempting to flee the IS stronghold of Raqqa.

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.

"She added: "(Jones) was crying and wants to get back to Britain but ISIS is preventing her because she is now a military wife. Hussain, who died in a USA drone strike in 2015, was accused of planning "barbaric attacks against the West".

The Guardian reports that there is confidence Jones is dead but note that it is impossible to verify the deaths of ISIS fighters in drone strikes because of the inability to collect evidence on the ground.

Jones - dubbed the "White Widow" - was known to be a recruiter and propagandist for IS.

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". "Come here I'll do it for you".

"If you take out those who are high value target women it is going to have an impact at the operation level of IS".

Jones was claimed to have helped plot the ISIS kidnapping and filmed beheading of a United States army vet, while she was also allegedly involved in the planning of a foiled nightclub shooting.