Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Global | By Maureen Mccoy

Punk singer-turned-ISIS recruiter 'killed' in drone strike

Punk singer-turned-ISIS recruiter 'killed' in drone strike

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

Their deaths have not been officially confirmed due to the inability to collect evidence from the ground.

The Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon, said Jones, dubbed the "White Widow", was a "legitimate target".

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.

In an exclusive report in 2015, Sky News revealed the couple used online messaging services to urge British would-be recruits to carry out "lone wolf" attacks in the UK.

A Whitehall source told The Sun: "The Americans zapped her trying to get away from Raqqa". 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".

Sally Jones
NCShe is believed to have been killed near the border of Iraq and Syria

A spokesperson for British Prime Minister Theresa May declined to comment on the report, but said that the "U.K. advises against all travel to Syria". Later, she became interested in music and played bass guitar in an all-girl punk band called Krunch. It is likely that her son Jojo, 12, was also killed.

Hussain, a computer hacker from Birmingham who was another senior Isis member, was killed in a... In 2016, she was accused of encouraging ISIS sympathisers to launch attacks during the holy month of Ramadan.

Given her penchant for encouraging terror attacks in the West, she was nicknamed Mrs Terror.

Jones became Britain's most wanted woman after leaving her home in Kent, south east England, in 2013, to join IS, taking son Jojo with her.

The city is now besieged as coalition forces attempt to drive back ISIS.

Metro reported that in a Twitter post after Hussain's death, Jones claimed she was "proud my husband was killed by the biggest enemy of Allah, may Allah be pleased with him".

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