'White widow' British IS recruiter killed

Sally Jones White Widow

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 Daesh stronghold of Raqqa.

Hussain is one of the suspects in the beheading of USA journalist James Foley, but was killed in 2015 by a USA drone strike.

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 objective of planning and executing attacks in the West. There have been several such claims of IS militants having been killed only for them to resurface months later.

Jones' death brings to at least six the number of known British Islamic State terrorists to have been killed in drone strikes in Syria.

It is not known if Jones's 12-year-old son, Joe Dixon, known as JoJo, was also caught in the drone strike. "Quite frankly, it's good riddance", the unnamed official said.

I guess that career didn't pan out for her, because she had converted to Islam, changed her name to Sakinah Hussain and moved to the Syrian Islamic State stronghold, Raqqa.

Hussain, a computer hacker from Birmingham who was another senior Isis member, was killed in a...

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

In 2016 she posted a message saying "Have a nice summer".

The woman, a widow of a jihadi fighter, told Sky News that Jones "was crying and wants to get back to Britain but Isis is preventing her". She was nicknamed the "White Widow" after this. Jones always traveled with her son as a human shield to avoid assassination.

She died while attempting to flee the Syrian city of Raqqa as it came under increased attack from US coalition forces and American-backed local troops on the ground. Hussain had previously been killed in a drone strike in 2015.

Jones is among many suspected IS operatives on a United Nations sanctions list, which includes a travel ban and a freeze on her assets.

Maj. Gen. Chip Chapman, the former head of counterterrorism at the Ministry of Defense, told Press Association that under the U.N. Charter Jones's son was too young to be classified as a soldier.

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